Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg defending Facebook said that the company is not selling its user data to anyone. Zuckerberg wrote in a thoughtful article in the Wall Street Journal, “We do not sell data of people, yet it is often said that we do this.”
He said, “It may happen in clickbait and other junk during the short run, but knowingly doing this for us is a lie, because it is not the case as people want it.”
In recent years, Facebook has faced considerable scrutiny for data usage in more than two billion user data in many data scandals, after which Facebook CEO has defended himself in the 1,000-word article.
They said, “People who click on the pages they like, click on and we create categories based on other signals, and then buy advertisements in that category to advertiser.”
Facebook CEO said, “We have control over the information you use to show you ads and block any advertiser.”
Facebook said in December that it never allowed its partners to access their private messages without the user’s permission. In the context of a report of the New York Times, the social media platform said this in context. The report claimed that Facebook has allowed large technology companies such as Netflix or Spotify to make its users’ private information accessible.
Zuckerberg said, “People constantly tell us they do not want to see this content.”
Regarding personal data collection, he said, “There is no question that we collect some information for advertising, but these notifications are usually necessary for security and smooth operation of our service.”