Blaber, in an email to CBC News, said Zuckerberg's pitch seemed to oversimplify how people interact online, while ignoring "significant problems on the platform, particularly trolling and bullying."Facebook, he said, "would have been better to wait for the dust to settle before extending the platform's reach deeper into personal relationships." Zuckerberg also said Facebook was building a new privacy control called "clear history" to allow users to delete browsing history."This feature will enable you to see the websites and apps that send us information when you use them, delete this information from your account, and turn off our ability to store it associated with your account going forward," the company said in a separate blog post. "It's a logical move, but it's remarkable," he said, "that it's taken Facebook this long to provide users control over their own data."To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses.
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The dating service is being built with privacy in mind, so that friends will not be able to see a person's dating profile, Zuckerberg said.
But concerns about Facebook's handling of privacy have grown since the social network's admission in March that the data of millions of users was wrongly harvested by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
Citing a 2017 Forbes article about how one in three US marriages now start online, Zuckerberg pointed out that some 200 million Facebook users currently list themselves as single on the social media site.
So why not use Facebook's practical monopoly in online social interactions to help folks find lasting love?
The feature would be for finding long-term relationships, "not just hook-ups," he said.