Facebook reveals plans to pivot to privacy-focused platforms
MARCH 7, 2019
The watch word, says CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is privacy. 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. Unlike publicly shared posts that are kept as users’ permanent records, the communications could also be deleted after a certain period of time. Then there’s the fact that Facebook’s privacy promises have historically been broken.