Whatever takes down Facebook is a good thing in my book. Now from Twitter to bite the dust and we’re half way there. Then it’ll be just Google.
After shaving more than $20 off its share price earlier this week, Facebook stock moved back into the green Wednesday as CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he would publicly address the company’s relationship with Cambridge Analytica some time during the next 24 hours.
At the same time, another lawsuit has been brought against the company, the second since the New York Times and the Observer reported over the weekend that the company had failed to stop CA from using data improperly gathered from tens of millions of users, a Maryland woman sued Facebook Tuesday in a San Jose, Calif. court. Her suit was filed on behalf of other Facebook users whose data were accessed by CA without their explicit permission, Bloomberg reported.
Circling back to Zuckerberg, the company’s founder and longtime CEO attributed the delay in making a statement to his desire to say something “meaningful” rather than delivering a quick, boilerplate comment, Axios reported.
On Tuesday, a group of Facebook investors filed a lawsuit against the company in a San Francisco federal court. The class action claims investors had suffered losses after the company disclosed that it had severed ties with Cambridge Analytica after blaming the company for “misleading” Facebook by saying it had deleted a cache of user data, when Facebook says it actually kept the data. CA has denied the allegations and said it didn’t use Facebook data for its work on the 2016 Trump campaign. Investors who purchased shares of Facebook between Feb. 3, when it filed its annual report and cited security breaches and improper access to user data, and March 19, the Monday after the exposes were published, are eligible to join the lawsuit.
#DeleteFacebook has become the the internet’s hottest search term virtually overnight.
It probably won’t come as a shock, but Facebook is no longer the darling of the social media world – far from it.
The US-based tech giant is currently at the centre of a privacy storm, after a damning investigative report emerged that showed how UK-based Cambridge Analytics sought to harness Facebook user data to impact major global political events.
…That’s a whole lot of people pissed off with Mark Zuckerberg – and we’re not even sure all of them know about the time a pre-pubescent ‘Zuck’ called people who gave him their data “dumb f**ks.”
Zuckerberg has sold more Facebook stock in the last 3 months than any insider at any other company
Timing is everything!