Mark Zuckerberg Unlikely Steps Into Another Trouble; New Zealand’s Mosque Massacre Live Streaming

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| March 18 , 2019 , 14:07 IST

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s problems got worsened after a proposal from U.S. senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren to break up the company then there was the longest-ever outage of Facebook’s social network and services, which almost overshadowed news of a criminal investigation into its data-agreements with other companies.

Whereas Facebook’s technical glitch was resolved just in time for it to post the departure of two key executives, including the one closely linked with the company’s most iconic product but the ultimate blow came on Friday with the massacre of 50 people in New Zealand, live streamed on Facebook.

Reportedly, Facebook said it managed to prevent 1.2 million uploads of the massacre video in the first 24 hours, but 300,000 versions made it to the platform before being removed. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she wants talks with Facebook on the issue of live streaming.

The shares had their worst day in more than two months Friday, falling 2.5 percent to close at $165.98.

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Perhaps led to Negative sentiment toward Facebook, as measured in tweets on Twitter, rose to the highest in almost eight months on Thursday. While sentiment can rise and fall with the thousands of daily tweets about the company, Facebook hadn’t seen that many negative comments since July, the day after disappointing revenue and user growth figures prompted the stock’s biggest-ever selloff.

Earlier in June, Facebook admitted that 14 million of its users had been affected by a bug in May which would automatically make private posts public. The 'private posts' were visible by anyone, including those not logged on Facebook.

Most recently, on September 28 Facebook confirmed that it had faced a security issue which resulted in the hacking of 50 million accounts, and the vulnerability of 40 million others. As a result, Facebook has logged out accounts of a total of 90 million users.