Facebook deleted Zuckerberg’s messages from recipients’ inboxes

Daily News Article - April 9, 2018


1. Describe the questionable actions taken by Facebook that were recently revealed by anonymous sources to TechCrunch.

2. What proof does TechCrunch offer?

3. How did Facebook respond to questions about the allegations?

4. What didn’t Facebook do about the messages they deleted that raises the question of whether the deletions were a breach of user trust?

5. a) What did Facebook do following the revelations made in the TechCruch article?
b) What assertion does TechCrunch reporter Josh Constine make about Facebook’s “Unsend” feature?
c) Do you agree with Mr. Constine’s assertion? Explain your answer.

6. Re-read paragraph 12. What one or two words would you use to describe Facebook’s actions?

7. Read the “Background” below. After Mark Zuckerberg first launched Facebook he wrote to a friend:

“yea so if you ever need info about anyone at harvard…just ask…i have over 4000 emails, pictures, addresses, sns” Zuckerberg wrote to a friend.

“what!? how’d you manage that one?” the [friend] asked.

“people just submitted it…i don’t know why…they ‘trust me’ …dumb ****s” Zuckerberg explained.

Do you think the Mark Zuckerberg of today can be trusted with your personal information? Explain your answer.