Facebook has become too popular as more and more people are using it. It has helped us connect with family and friends, even helps us locate the long-lost friends and connect with them. However, an informal poll made on Twitter Shows that Facebook seems to have trust issues.
Without a doubt, Facebook has greatly helped many users across the world. Its comprehensive platform has become an avenue of social interactions. It has also become the source of information on what is happening around the globe. Nevertheless, Facebook seems to have trust issues based on the informal poll done on Twitter.
Being the biggest social media platform, Facebook offers many benefits to its millions of users. However, users need to be aware that it is not without any problems. Recently, Facebook is facing several issues thrown at it. It is subjected to intense scrutiny over massive data leaks, fake news, and hate speeches.
Facebook seems to have trust issues, consider the following:
- The Cambridge Analytica scandal, where Facebook was accused of sharing confidential information that belongs to around 87 million of its users outside the firm. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) demanded a £500,000 fine against Facebook.
- Another issue is with regards to Facebook’s getting users’ email contacts without permission. Reportedly, Facebook inadvertently uploaded email contact information from around 1.5 million users over the past few years.
- Then the passwords of hundreds of millions of its users were stored in just plain unencrypted texts. Passwords are meant to be kept in secret and should not be accessed by just anybody, as it is the gateway to users’ accounts. When you get the passwords of someone’s account, you already have access to their information.
- And then, just recently a huge data leakage in Facebook happened where about 533 million users had been recently victimized. Unless informed, most of them remain unaware that their data has already been leaked.
A week ago, David Gewirtz of ZDNet made an informal survey among his Twitter followers. He managed to gather 91 respondents who were asked: Who do you trust the least among the four companies? The survey is intended to gather data on how people perceive Facebook and the three other giant companies. The participants were asked who they trust the least among Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.
Gewirtz has done several informal surveys like this one. But never did he experience getting this kind of astounding result where the answers dominantly go to Facebook. While this survey is not in any way done in a scientific manner but it isn’t that unscientific as well. Thus, Gewirtz asserts that the informal survey can be taken as scientifically valid as the more traditional polls.
Result of the Informal Twitter Poll:
Results of the poll: Who do you trust the least? Out of 91 votes: Microsoft got 5 votes, Amazon got 6 votes, Google got 10 votes, Facebook got 70 votes. In terms of percentage: 5.5% distrust Microsoft, 6.6% distrust Amazon, 11% distrust Google, and 76.9% distrust Facebook. Whether you trust the credibility of the Informal poll depends on you. But the result seems to be revealing.