Zuckerberg defends Facebook with 1,000-word Wall Street Journal op-ed

The company is entering its 15th year but spent most of the last year putting out fires and addressing data-misuse scandals. The op-ed is the latest in a series of attempts to turn the page.

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Facebook’s CEO hopes this is the moment when everything starts to get better.

Top execs at the social media company have been trying to navigate it out of a PR crisis morass that has engulfed it since the beginning of last year, when reports revealed the company afforded Cambridge Analytica improper access to user data.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other company bigwigs have embarked on media apology tours. The platform has shared blog posts and tweets from security experts. Most recently, Zuckerberg promised to host a series of big tech discussions on how huge industry players could help society and build a better world.

Now, Zuckerberg is trying an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal.

The piece, titled “The Facts About Facebook,” attempts to address the concerns that have arisen in the last 12 months.

Engadget reported:

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