Will the ‘Living Room’ Facebook Be Any Better?
Last week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted 3,200 words explaining his aspiration to merge Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram into a more “intimate” social network. But his vision could exacerbate much of what’s helped the platform lose 15 million users since 2017, journalist Sue Halpern says, because it could provide advertisers even richer data on users and also boost anonymity for those who spread hate and misinformation.
When can the world expect a new-look network? It could be a while: For now, it’s uncertain whether Zuckerberg’s concept for across-the-board encryption is even possible.