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Facebook’s ‘Pivot’ is Less About Privacy and More About Profits

Bhaskar Chakravorti responds to Facebook's "Privacy Focused Vision" in The Conversation.

Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s latest promise is that his social media conglomerate will become a “privacy-focused” one. By turns lauded and lambasted, this move does not quite address users’ primary problems with the company. 

His move is the pragmatic shift of a CEO toward where the market is already headed. Ironically, Zuckerberg’s announcement provides more evidence for Facebook critics who say the company doesn’t understand even the concept of user privacy.

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