A whopping 60 percent of people in a new poll say they don’t trust Facebook to protect their data.
The poll comes courtesy of NBC News and theWall Street Journal, which also found that more than half of Americans view aspects of Facebook and social media in general in a negative light.
That’s perfectly understandable, given Facebook’s reputation over the past couple of years. Privacy scandals have rocked Facebook on a regular basis, including the revelation that user passwords were stored in plain text just last week.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook would become more privacy-focused in early March, but there are reasons to be skeptical of the company’s commitment to data rights.
The majority of respondents also had qualms about the effects that social media has had on the American populace. Fifty-seven percent felt that social media works to divide Americans, as opposed to the 31 percent who said it brings peo
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