Many in America -- and in other countries -- think the embattled social network is having a negative societal impact, per a survey by Mark Zuckerberg’s former personal pollster.
Here’s another bone to pick with Facebook.
Nearly one-third of Americans (31.7%) think the embattled social network is having a “negative impact on society,” according to a survey conducted in recent months by CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s former personal pollster, Tavis McGinn. That view was even more widely held among respondents in Australia (33.4%), Canada (33.3%) and the U.K. (32.2%), per the results reported by Recode.
The survey research was conducted on 10,000 respondents across 10 nations in January and February, prior to recent revelations that the British data firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly harvested personal data from up to 87 million Facebook users to create targeted political ads. Facebook had already come under fire for its role in the proliferation of fake news on the platform during the 2016 election.