Facebook’s “father” has set his goals. Most important of all, to fight the spread of fake news through its network and to “fix” Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg’s public commitment breaks a long tradition of setting personal goals at the beginning of each year, not corporate goals.
For example, at the beginning of 2016 he had promised to build a simple system of artificial intelligence for his home in 2015 to read two books per month in 2013 to meet a person every day over Facebook staff in 2011 to eat only meat who had killed himself, 2010 learn the Mandarin (Chinese) language and in 2009 to wear tie every day.
For this year, the 33-year-old, one of the richest people in the world, said in a post on his personal Facebook page, according to Reuters and the BBC, “people feel stressed and torn, Facebook has a lot of work to do “.
Facebook said it is at a crossroads and needs its full attention as the spread of hate to social media, the use of Facebook from Russia and other countries to spread propaganda, and the criticism that the long-time user engagement with Facebook is often an addictive waste of time.
Mark Zuckerberg said that “my personal challenge for 2018 is to focus on correcting these important issues,” although he did not specify what he had in mind. “We will not prevent,” he said, “all mistakes and abuses,” “but today we are making too many mistakes in terms of implementing our policies and avoiding the abuse of our tools.”
It marked “important issues” to “protect our community from abuse and hatred, defend ourselves against State interference and ensure that time devoted to Facebook is creative”. As he said, “If we are successful this year, then by the end of 2018 we will be on a much better track.”