Beleaguered Facebook’s reputation is plummeting

“Facebook’s reputation took a deep dive over the past year, staggering under an avalanche of controversies, according to the new Axios Harris Poll 100,” Ina Fried reports for Axios.

“Other tech giants, including Google and Apple, have seen their reputations decline as well,” Fried reports. “But Facebook’s especially steep drop in the new poll suggests that the social network may be uniquely vulnerable to a loss of public confidence.”

Facebook “ranked especially low in some of the individual characteristics that make up the overall score, including citizenship, ethics, and trust,” Fried reports. “Google and Apple have also seen their previously sterling reputations tarnish, though not as severely as Facebook’s.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Couldn’t happen to a more deserving company (this side of Google).

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Apple blocks Facebook from running all of their internal iOS apps by revoking distribution certificate – January 30, 2019
Apple bans Facebook’s ‘research’ app that paid teens to install VPN that spies on them – January 30, 2019
Hidden documents reveal how Facebook made money by bamboozling children – January 18, 2019
Roger McNamee: I mentored Mark Zuckerberg. I loved Facebook. But I can’t stay silent about what’s happening. – January 17, 2019
Apple CEO Cook calls for U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive federal privacy legislation in TIME op-ed – January 17, 2019
Senator Marco Rubio introduces privacy bill to create federal regulations on data collection – January 16, 2019
Apple endorses comprehensive privacy legislation in U.S. Senate testimony – September 26, 2018
Trump administration working on federal data privacy policy – July 27, 2018

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


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