Tuesday, January 25, 2022

FTC seeks to make Zuckerberg main suspect responsible for Facebook scandals


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com

In an effort to force Facebook to be more aware of data privacy practices, federal regulators are said to be looking for ways to make Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible for his company’s shortcomings.

According to the Washington Post, FTC officials who work with Facebook are studying previous statements by the company’s president about privacy to see if they can use them to get more control over his leadership.

According to the US site engadget, number of federal agencies have launched their own investigation into the giant anthrax scandal after it exploded in 2018.

This was when a staff member of the political consulting company revealed that they had collected millions of Facebook users without their knowledge and use for political purposes.

However, at present, the social network is under investigation by the FTC, FBI, JSC and the Ministry of Justice.

While the FTC does not typically hold executives accountable for the business practices of their companies, each of its democratic members supports the intended CEOs where necessary.

If the agency considers the CEO responsible for the company’s privacy problems, it can force him to periodically ratify privacy practices.

In Facebook with its board of directors, the FTC can also request the right to closely monitor social network activities.

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