Earlier this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about his new year resolution. He said that we focus on fixing Facebook’s biggest problems this year. Maybe it was a hint of the fire that was about to spark in the coming months–soon to be followed by apology tours, congressional testimony, and finally big changes to win back people’s trust.
But what most of us don’t know is that how much time it’d take for Facebook to get fixed. In an interview given to Wired before his F8 keynote on Tuesday, Zuckerberg said it would take around three years to get Facebook back on track.
There is a lot to be done which “represents a pretty major shift in the overall business model and operating model of the company,” he told Wired.
That includes fighting fake news, abusive content, etc., on the platform, which is not easy as it sounds and it may not happen without human support.
“I think this is about a three-year transition to really build up the teams, because you can’t just hire 30,000 people overnight to go do something.”
“The good news is that we started it pretty early last year. So we’re about a year in. I think by the end of this year we’ll have turned the corner on a lot of it.”
During the F8 keynote, Facebook tried to take care of the trust-building part by announcing features that might improve transparency. But the company had another job to do at the hall packed with thousands of developers: launch something new. They didn’t fall behind on that part. The best part, making Messenger usable again.
In fact, Facebook managed to surprise people by announcing a feature that lets people find dates on the blue network. But when a company is known for turning every stone it can to fuel their advertising business, will people be comfortable in using their dating service?
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