The CEO of Facebook Inc. Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday that he would hold a series of public debates about the future of technology in society.
According to Zuckerberg, public debate is a personal challenge for 2019.
Zuckerberg announced his plan (which elsewhere) in a suspension on Facebook. He makes such posts every year after the New Year, stating his personal goals such as learning the Chinese language and reading two books a month.
Every few weeks I will talk to leaders, experts and people in our community from different fields. I will listen to different opinions to keep them interesting. All will be public, either on my Facebook pages or on Instagram or other media.
Recall that Facebook had a very difficult year last year, with revelations of scandals data leakage, but also for the involvement of the platform for influencing public opinion in the US elections. These revelations moved the interest of the Senate of the USA, but also of the polar scene of the whole world.
Last year, Mark Zuckerberg said he would fix many of the issues Facebook, such as the use of the platform to spread misinformation, political involvement, hate speech, racism, and its use by terrorist groups.
As part of these efforts, Facebook reportedly stepped up its incident control efforts, downloaded suspicious pages and accounts, and improved its systems for detecting fake accounts.
However, it still faces criticism from state regulators and lawmakers who say the measures are not enough.