Jack Ma calls out to Mark Zuckerberg to “fix” Facebook
Co-founder of Chinese e-commerce Alibaba, Jack Ma, calls out to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to “fix” the issue that the social media is facing right now.
The China’s richest man urged the head of Facebook Inc. to tackle the criticisms being thrown to his company by users around the globe as well as from the regulators.
Ma, who happens to be the chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., one of the pioneers in the e-industry, tells Zuckerberg that the issue should be taken seriously.
After it was revealed to the public that information of FB users might have been shared to Cambridge Analytica which is a research firm that helped US President Donald Trump during the elections, the market shares of the company drastically dropped.
Earlier, it was also reported that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte might have been elected with the same technique.
Based on a previous article, the aforementioned company boasted on its site that its client in the Philippines is a “as a strong, no-nonsense man of action, who would appeal to the true values of the voters,” which allegedly referred to Duterte.
During the Boao Forum about the Facebook controversy, Jack Ma was asked to comment regarding the said issue. At first he was just dismissing it but he could not help speaking out about the crisis of the company led by Zuckerberg.
“It is the time to fix it. It is the time for the CEO to really take it seriously. I think the problems will be solved,” Ma said.
The Chinese billionaire did not elaborate on that matter but he said that perhaps the big problem have arisen because the company initially did not foresee that it will expand as what it is now.
“We should not kill the company because of these problems,” he said. “I will say, Facebook 15 years ago, they never expected this to grow like that. All the problems they could not realize came up,” Jack Ma said, based on the article.