Yellen, Zelensky and Zuckerberg Will Speak at DealBook Summit
ZELENSKY WANTS CUSTOMERS TO HAVE MORE CHOICE
“I think Facebook will be a very good option for users who do not want to be in touch with all their friends,” Bloomberg noted. “However, at the core, if Facebook doesn’t want to have users share their personal information, or wants to keep that information private, then it will not be a good choice for me.”
Zelensky, for his part, insisted that users have more options in the world of social networking, a statement that was echoed by Facebook’s new chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg.
“The fact that we exist as we do today is driven by the fact that it was very difficult to keep private information private,” Zuckerberg said today. “But the thing that allowed us to do that is the fact that we had lots of choice. By design, we all had different choices and we had lots of information about each other.”
And one of Facebook’s biggest advantages is the fact that it’s not dependent on the same marketplaces that other social networks like Twitter and LinkedIn are.
“There’s another reason why I think it can have a very great future,” Zuckerberg said. “Facebook works in a world where there are a lot of competing social networks and we’d still have something of a competitive advantage.”
Zelensky, meanwhile, was quick to note that Facebook’s new policy on user data is in line with his own.
“I think it will be a very good thing for the world,” he said. “And we’re going to see how that process plays out.”
As a result, it’s worth noting that Zuckerberg and the company had nothing but positive things to say about the state of the global economy.
“I’m very confident that Facebook will be able to continue to grow and reach more users as the economy progresses,” Zuckerberg said. “But I also think Facebook has a responsibility to lead. And I also think that we should be concerned about the impact of what we saw in France and elsewhere. I think that what happened