Facebook when again asks users if it’s ‘helpful for the world’


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Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook is asking users if it’s “good for the world.”


Following a series of debates over the previous couple of weeks, Facebook sent a survey asking users if they believe the social networking platform is “good for the world,” the Associated Press reports.

The survey was sent out to an undefined variety of individuals and appeared under the heading, “We’d like to do better” after users log in. Participants can pick responses varying from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree.”

The concern comes as Facebook continues to face an information scandal including UK consultancy company Cambridge Analytica, which supposedly misused details from the social media network in the 2016 governmental project. It likewise took heat recently for a dripped memo that appears to promote a culture of aggressive development.

This isn’t the very first time Facebook has actually asked users this survey concern. It’s been putting out the study regularly considering that 2015 as it handles a series of debates. It just recently asked users the exact same concern in February, as it dealt with installing criticism over possible meddling by Russian operatives throughout the 2016 U.S. governmental election. Investors and previous executives were likewise condemning the platform’s mental adverse effects, such as dependency.

Facebook has actually likewise been implicated of spreading out “ phony news” and false information, which some state assisted choose President DonaldTrump CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who at first stated that claim was “ insane,” later on shared the business’s strategy to eliminate incorrect details on the website. In January, Zuckerberg stated he was devoted to repairing Facebook this year.

In action to an ask for talk about the survey, a Facebook agent stated: “We’ve been doing these surveys since 2015 and this one specifically is not a new question. Like any other company that surveys its users, the information from these surveys helps us hear people’s feedback in order to improve their experience on Facebook.”

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First published April 3 at 10:53 a.m. PT.
Update, 11:47 a.m. PT: Adds comment from Facebook.