Facebook Least Trusted of Big Online Services

In fact, Facebook may be less dangerous than the others precisely because Facebook is so obvious about what they’re doing. This survey from The Verge found that Facebook and Twitter share the title of Least Trusted Tech Company, ranking well behind Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and Google. (The survey was taken last Fall, when Facebook was already under fire but before the latest news feed changes.) A majority of respondents wanted Facebook to block violent, hateful, or untrue content, although good-sized minorities disagreed. If I were Facebook and didn’t want to decide what to block, maybe I’d just pull non-personal content out of the news feed altogether.