Facebook took out newspaper ads within the United States and UK on Sunday, hoping to get a thumbs up from consumers angered by means of an enormous knowledge breach that can have tipped the 2016 presidential election.
The ads had the signature of corporate founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who’s in complete harm management because it was once published that British political experts company Cambridge Analytica mined Facebook knowledge to assist candidate Donald Trump.
“This was a breach of trust, and I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time,” the ads learn. “We’re now taking steps to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”
Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix was once stuck on tape that his corporate performed an enormous function in consulting with Trump and focused on his doable supporters.
Nix has been suspended and Facebook’s inventory price fallen greater than $70 billion for the reason that Cambridge Analytica revelations.
Facebook’s damage-control ads had been printed in The New York Times and The Washington Post right here in America and The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph around the pond.
The social media large insisted it’s running exhausting to to find different apps that would possibly nonetheless be running now to mine knowledge from Facebook customers.
“We expect there are others. And when we find them, we will ban them and tell everyone affected,” the ads mentioned.
Zuckerberg closed the advert by means of telling customers: “I promise to do better for you.”