Social network bought advertising in The Observer, to apologize for the leakage of data: the newspaper published apologies, but along with the cartoon.
At the end of last week, Facebook bought back advertisements in major world publications and on behalf of Mark Zuckerberg published an apology for the story with a leak of data of 50 million users. Among the publications on which the statement appeared — the British newspaper The Observer: together with the publication of the appeal of Zuckerberg, made public a caricature of the founder of Facebook with the headline “An apology – of sorts – from Mark Zuckerberg.”
The picture is accompanied by a paraphrased apology from the founder of the social network. “I’m very sorry that we’ve been forced to stop ignoring these data breaches that we pretended weren’t our problem,” said in the caption to the illustration.
The scandal with the leakage of data broke out in mid-March — after several publications published investigations into the activities of the British company Cambridge Analytica. Organization through a psychological test has access to data from 50 million Facebook users — including information that they were liking. It follows from the media that the social network management knew about this, but did nothing.
The result of the scandal was the fall in the value of Facebook shares and the massive boycott announced by users of the social network: they delete their accounts and call on others to do so.