Recent Reports Reveal Public Distrust of Facebook

Major tech companies have a history of being pretty lax about the data that users entrust them with. This is in spite of the fact that they profit quite heavily from this data overall. Hence, it is understandable that the public has started to trust such companies less and less every day. A recent report revealed that Facebook was by far the least trusted company in the world when it came to handling personal information that the site inevitably ended up receiving from people.

To give you a sense of the scale at which Facebook is currently not trusted, the second and third tech companies on the list were Twitter and Amazon. They both received eight percent of users saying that they trusted them the least. In comparison to this, Facebook was selected by a whopping forty percent of people as the least trustworthy site of them all.

This comes after recent reports that indicated that Facebook had conducted research through a third party that could oppose an ardent critic of the platform, George Soros. This lead to anti-Semitic attacks which is a pretty serious offense.
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Facebook has always tried to position itself as a protector of user privacy, the type of entity that would always take the side of the user and try to make it so that each user got the kind of protection they needed in order to surf the internet with ease. It is pretty clear now that Facebook was only whispering sweet nothings, and all of the hacks and security breaches only prove that even further. The most important thing to keep in mind is that most of the security breaches were caused by faults in Facebook’s own software, so it is the company that needs to change.

This infographic shows companies people trust least with their personal information.
Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Uber, Google, Lyft, Snapchat, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix and Tesla among companies people trust least with their personal information

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