Pinocchio: Zuckerberg says he hasn’t seen a ‘meaningful number of people’ deleting Facebook accounts in the wake of data scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told The New York Times he has not seen a “meaningful number of people” deleting their accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

Facebook has been under fire after reports in The Observer and the Times said London-based firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly gained access to the personal data of more than 50 million users.



The hashtag “DeleteFacebook” was trending on Twitter on Wednesday, and multiple news outlets posted instructional guides for users who felt that Facebook hasn’t done enough to protect their data.

“I don’t think we’ve seen a meaningful number of people act on that, but, you know, it’s not good,” Zuckerberg told the Times in an interview published Wednesday night. “I think it’s a clear signal that this is a major trust issue for people, and I understand that. And whether people delete their app over it or just don’t feel good about using Facebook, that’s a big issue that I think we have a responsibility to rectify.”

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