Mark Zuckerberg ensures he is always the right person at the head of Facebook

Ⓒ GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/Archives – Drew Angerer – | Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, July 14, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho, USA

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, entangled in a resounding scandal over his users’ personal data, assured Wednesday that he is still the right person to lead the group despite “mistakes” made in the past.

Asked if he was still the right person at the head of the network during a conference call with journalists, he answered “yes”, despite the “mistakes” he has a new recognized, concerning the protection of personal data or the fight against political manipulation.

“I think we should have done better for a long time,” said Mark Zuckerberg, who promised to go face-to-face on April 11 in front of US parliamentarians, very much against the group.

Ⓒ AFP – Gillian HANDYSIDE – | Cambridge Analytica

Facebook has chained news and interviews recently to try to improve its image, strongly shaken by several controversies, the latest around the British firm Cambridge Analytica, which is accused of having unwittingly recovered the data of several tens of millions users to use them for political purposes. The group said Wednesday that “up to 87 million” of users could be involved.

“I think that life is learning from mistakes,” said Zuckerberg, who once again pledged “to do better in the future” even if “no security measures will be perfect” .

“We need to have a broader view of our responsibility,” he said.

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