The site will allegedly transform from an open conversations platform to a “privacy-focused communications platform” revolving around end-to-end encryption and commercial transactions. Facebook’s focus since its founding has been to connect the world. This week, the company decided it would rather connect each of us to a small group of our friends.
Privacy advocates demand that Facebook stay away from their information, while critics want the platform to crack down on those who have turned it dangerous. Playing lawmaker, cop and court all at once comes at the cost of political controversy and even human harm