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These Are Mark Zuckerberg’s Goals For Facebook By 2030

You might have made your list of New Year resolutions. Your dos and don’ts for 2020. But Mark Zuckerberg thinks bigger and beyond. He prioritizes his long term goals and uses an individual year as a step towards his vision.

“Rather than having year-to-year challenges, I’ve tried to think about what I hope the world and my life will look in 2030 so I can make sure I’m focusing on those things,” Zuckerberg writes in a blog post. One might join the dots back, when in July 2019, a heavy fine of $5 billion was imposed on Facebook for violating consumer’s privacy. And after all, a huge set of consumers are trusting this man with their data.

As per the decade roadmap shared by Mark, he plans to provide a better platform for upcoming small businesses and make them capable of experiencing similar opportunities as provided to the huge setups. Zuckerberg aims at benefiting the next generation with his goals, which are reflected from his statement,

“By then, if things go well, my daughter Max will be in high school, we’ll have the technology to feel truly present with another person no matter where they are, and scientific research will have helped cure and prevent enough diseases to extend our average life expectancy by another 2.5 years,”

For improving the experience, users shall be having the option of whether or not they want to see a political ad. Furthermore, strict privacy checks shall be applied for deepfakes and wrong use of personal data. A platform shall also be provided for users to complain against any such exploitation of data. Categorizing the goals, the Chief Executive has for the upcoming decade, the major domains are as follow,

But the debate here arises, that over the past few years, it has been observed that big tech companies like Facebook have made certain compromises and tradeoffs on many social values. The freedom of speech has tangled with safety, similarly, laws collide up with privacy. We have seen Facebook ending up with certain controversial policies. Obviously, this makes us require a neutral or third party platform that decides the dos and don’ts irrespective of the impacts they have on the business firm. To aid this concern, Zuckerberg announced the formation of an Independent Oversight Board. And it shall be responsible to hold the accountabilities justly.

“This decade, I hope to use my position to establish more community governance and more institutions like this,” Zuckerberg said. “If this is successful, it could be a model for other online communities in the future.”