“Among the lawmakers' concerns: How Facebook might make up possible abuses to its users — and whether Zuckerberg himself is telling the truth when he promises to obey Europe's privacy laws,” writes Bill Chappell in their recent NPR article entitled “Are You Telling The Truth?' European Parliament Questions Mark Zuckerberg.”
According to Chappell, “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took questions from members of the European Union Parliament on Tuesday about allegations that personal data of European Facebook users was misused. The testy session ended with several members of Parliament complaining that Zuckerberg had failed to address their most pressing questions.”
“Zuckerberg conceded that Facebook had not been ready to fight off fake news that spread quickly on its site. And he apologized for the improper use of millions of users' data to help political campaigns, after an analytics company gained information that had been collected by a quiz app,” the article explains.
"Whether it's fake news, foreign interference in elections or developers misusing people's information, we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibilities," Zuckerberg said in Chappell’s NPR piece. "That was a mistake, and I'm sorry," he continues in the article.
Whether you believe Zuckerberg is telling the truth or not, we’ve pinpointed an essential lesson for you.
Keep reading; we’ll explain.
We’ve talked about the impact of ‘truth’ throughout your operation for years now.
But, sometimes the concept and its importance are overlooked.
It’s not because you want to overlook it either.
You’re just charged with managing a ton of responsibilities, so truth in your data can become a missed issue.
We get it; you’re confronted with high-priority situations at a fast pace.
But, that’s also why this lesson is essential – it’ll help you get the truth.
It’s time to pause, refocus, and get the right information starting today.