5 Things Facebook Must Do Now

5. Teach Don’t Preach

Facebook must stop acting like we’re all stupid for being afraid of the power it has amassed. That people do not understand the Cambridge Analytica scandal, or what data has been used, or how, should tell you that no one knows anything about what Facebook is doing “for” or “to” them. People fear what they do not understand, and it is human nature to destroy things that you perceive as threatening or dangerous.

Right now, an angry mob is marching through the forest on its way to Menlo Park. It’s being led by politicians who believe that Facebook has the power to get them elected (or un-elected), traditional media outlets who hate Facebook for the money it has taken out of their pockets, Facebook users who feel betrayed, Facebook users who are scared, and non–Facebook users who are caught up in general techlash.

The mob is getting bigger every day, and you, Facebook, need to tell that mob, and the rest of us, what you are going to do to help us trust you again.

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Jack S. Chen 1 year ago Member's comment

On the one hand, I'd say #Facebook is finished. That they'll never come back from this debacle. On the other hand, I'd say most users still have no idea what happened or to what degree it happened. $FB

David J. Tanner 1 year ago Member's comment

It's true. I don't have a single friend who has limited their Facebook use in anyway since the story broke.