Facebook reveals plans to pivot to privacy-focused platforms
MARCH 7, 2019
The watch word, says CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is privacy. However, critics say the changes will require a completely new business model for the company, and Zuckerberg doesn’t have a base of strong consumer trust to build upon. Instead of encouraging public posts, he said he would focus on private and encrypted communications, in which users message mostly smaller groups of people they know. The changes seem to mirror consumers’ wishes and current online behavior.