That the most populous social media platform would dabble in the rapidly expanding sphere of online dating is not radical. But to unveil the new initiative just weeks after the company’s biggest data scandal seems like self-sabotage.
Millions of Facebook users likely had their privacy violated when the company’s lax controls allowed user data to be sold to Cambridge Analytica, which allegedly used the information to manipulate voters. As Facebook faces declining consumer trust and an eroding stock price, its executives promise changes. Will they be enough to keep our information safe?
Facebook makes money by sucking as much data from your profile and your actions as possible. There is no reason to believe the company will stop doing that until it is compelled to.
As lawsuits pile up and stocks tumble, will Facebook finally start taking privacy issues seriously?