Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger has recently shared his concerns about the way the social giants are operating and stated that the internet is “Appaling frankly”.
In a very detailed interview with CNBC, Sanger has quoted,” The Internet wouldn’t have been created by people like Zuckerberg, or any of the sort of corporate executives in Silicon Valley today. They wouldn’t be capable, they don’t have the temperament, they’re too controlling. They don’t understand the whole idea of bottom-up.”
Sanger has further accused the social media giants of making profits over the user’s data and has demanded a more free and decentralized internet.
Facebook‘s ex-security chief Alex Stamos did not hold back against the social giant as well. Stamos has said that Zuckerberg needs to give up some of his control of Facebook and hire a new CEO like Microsoft President Brad Smith. He had also said, “There is a legitimate argument that Mark Zuckerberg has too much power. He needs to give up some of that power.”
Facebook’s worries might have not just ended there.Recently, Facebook Co-founder Chris Hughes said, “The government must hold Mark (Zuckerberg) accountable,” and added that it is time to break up the social networking giant.
Facebook and Twitter, without any doubt, need to take more stringent actions towards improving safety features for their users. People nowadays have become more dependent on the internet than ever. Having access to the user’s private and critical data, it becomes the responsibility of the people sitting in power to provide assurance of data security to their users at the least.