Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a message for you: He doesn’t care if you like him – USA TODAY

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a message for you: He doesn’t care if you like him – USA TODAY

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg has a message for you: He doesn’t care if you like him. Signaling a change in tone as his company continues to face withering criticism over its business practices, the normally affable chief executive told investors Wednesday he was no longer going to shy away from being blunt, even if that means ruffling feathers. "My goal for the next decade isn't to be liked but to be understood, " he said during Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings call.  "One critique of our approach for much of the last decade was that because we wanted to be liked, we didn't always communicate our views as clearly because we worried about offending people, " he said. "This led to some positive but shallow sentiment towards the company." No longer friends:Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats declare open season on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg Zuckerberg dines with President Trump:'This is corruption, plain and simple': Warren outraged at Trump 'secret dinner' with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg In 2020, Zuckerberg says the company is committed to more clearly telling everyone what Facebook's principles are, such as freedom of expression, encryption and, yes, targeted advertising. "In order to be trusted, people need to ....


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