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Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's Ad-Supported Business Model

Facebook is facing scrutiny over its data collection following allegations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data on tens of millions of Facebook users to try to influence elections

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    Facebook CEO Defends Advertising-Supported Business Model

    The CEO of Facebook is defending its advertising-supported business model.

    (Published Monday, April 2, 2018)

    The CEO of Facebook is defending its advertising-supported business model.

    Mark Zuckerberg's defense comes after Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company wouldn't be in Facebook's situation because Apple doesn't sell ads based on customer data the way Facebook does. Zuckerberg responded Monday that an advertising-supported business model is the only way that the service can survive because not everyone would be able to pay for Facebook if it charged a fee.

    He says the idea that Facebook doesn't care about its customers is "extremely glib."

    Facebook is facing scrutiny over its data collection following allegations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data on tens of millions of Facebook users to try to influence elections.

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    [NATL] Facebook: To Delete or Not to Delete?

    As more details emerge about the data privacy scandal surrounding the Trump-connected firm Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, some users are revisiting the concept of leaving the social media site. The hashtag "Delete Facebook" is trending online as Americans vow to take a step back from the social network following reports of misuse of some 50 million profiles. NBC News' Liz McLaughlin reports.

    (Published Friday, March 23, 2018)

    Zuckerberg spoke with Vox, while Cook talked with Recode last week.