Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday that he would take a personal challenge this year to fix the social media platform he founded. It cannot be denied that Mark Zuckerberg is the face of Facebook where millions of users across the globe are using.
The social media platform he founded faced various challenges in 2017. Zuckerberg has acknowledged that and it’s the reason why his personal challenges became news.
Zuckerberg’s challenge for 2018
“Today feels a lot like that first year. The world feels anxious and divided, and Facebook has a lot of work to do – whether it’s protecting our community from abuse and hate, defending against interference by nation states, or making sure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent,” Zuckerberg said in a statement.
The Facebook CEO said that he would be focusing on efforts to fix the social media platform. He, however, promise that Facebook won’t prevent all mistakes or abuse, but “we currently make too many errors enforcing our policies and preventing misuse of our tools. If we’re successful this year, then we’ll end 2018 on a much better trajectory.”
Last year, Zuckerberg expressed his intention to meet and listen to all the people in the United States. Back in 2014, he was able to learn the Mandarin language, and in 2016, he personally built a personal Artificial Intelligence for his own residence.
Of all his achievements, the most interesting thing that he did was when he was able to read 25 books. But despite all these achievements, Facebook is still facing a lot of challenges and a barrage of criticisms, particularly of how it handled the fake news.
“This may not seem like a personal challenge on its face, but I think I’ll learn more by focusing intensely on these issues than I would by doing something completely separate,” Zuckerberg wrote.
“These issues touch on questions of history, civics, political philosophy, media, government, and of course technology. I’m looking forward to bringing groups of experts together to discuss and help work through these topics,” he added.