Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was plagued with an embarrassing recognition when his notable social media platform took home the 1stplace rank for the least-trusted tech company, according to Toluna’s survey. In a December study conducted amongst 1,000 participators, 40 percent indicated that they unequivocally do not trust Facebook with their personal information.
This comes at very little shock to consumers, as Fox News reports, “That deep mistrust stems not only from the various data leaks and privacy fiascos but also from revelations of how the company and its top executives, Mark Zuckeberg and Sheryl Sandberg, have handled those crises.”
Just this year, internal documents revealed that the social media mogul had granted various tech companies, including Microsoft and Amazon, access to personal information and data for their 2.2 billion users. Their actions led many to wonder if Facebook had breached their 2011 consent agreement with the Federal Trade Commission, furthering the affair to the Supreme Court.
Fox News formerly reported, “Facebook allowed Microsoft’s Bing search engine to see the names of almost all Facebook users’ friends without consent and gave Netflix and Spotify access to Facebook users’ private messages. The Mark Zuckerberg-led company allowed Amazon to get users’ names and contact information through their friends and permitted Yahoo to view streams of friends’ posts. Facebook also reportedly allowed Spotify, Netflix and the Royal Bank of Canada to read and delete users’ private messages and to see all participants on a thread”.
Following Facebook’s painful percentage of mistrusting users, Twitter and Amazon tied their stats at 8 percent, Uber locked in at 7 percent, and Lyft maintained votes to equate to 6 percent. The prestigious companies that acquired the least amount of cautious users included Apple and Snap at 4 percent, Microsoft at 2 percent, and Netflix and Tesla with an admirable 1 percent each.