Facebook chief attempts to steer the conversation with ‘tech talks’

The platform has been facing increasing scrutiny and criticism following a series of crises involving privacy and data-sharing concerns, election tampering and more. Will this move help?

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Facebook wants to position itself in a positive light for 2019, but many questioned its CEO’s attempt to bolster the platform’s image.

On Tuesday, Facebook’s co-founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, announced his yearly challenge:

Every year I take on a personal challenge to learn something new. I've built an AI for my home, run 365 miles, visited…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

In the past, these challenges included personal goals and invitations for users to view his progress throughout the year. After facing continuing criticism, however, the tone and focus of the challenge has drastically changed.

The Guardian reported:

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