We used to see with a coil of eternal student, smiling, radiant. This time, it seems that Mark Zuckerberg, the boss of Facebook, was surprised by a paparazzi after a fight. He is bruised, he has aged and seems to wonder what happens to him. The image appears to be real, and yet one wonders. It is clipped on a colored background, very posed, perfectly framed, suggests that it is a mounting photoshopé and a photographer took a perverse pleasure in breaking the stereotype of the star of 33 years who always succeeds.
The logo of Wired magazine, the monthly california high technologies, helps to better understand. In the march issue of the magazine, a lengthy investigation recalls the trials and tribulations faced in the last two years, Facebook and its CEO. In July 2016, the media mogul Rupert Murdoch accuses Zuckerberg of phagocytosing the advertising market, digital and threatens to denounce him in their newspapers.
Then, in November 2016, after the election of Donald Trump, many journalists, researchers and politicians attacked Facebook for massively relayed a “fake news” about Hillary Clinton, the candidate of democratic party in the presidential election. When Zuckerberg responds that it is “an idea that is quite insane” to think that the social network has been able to influence the election, a dump truck of criticism responds to him. In mid-2017, the blame for doubles when we learn that Russian agents have used the social network to discredit the democrats. The Congress gets involved : he accuses Zuckerberg of having created ” platforms public poorly used “.
Between reality and fiction
By the end of 2017, it is the turn of former leaders of Facebook to take their distances : the 19 November, Sandy Parakilas, former head of the privacy issues, calls on the government to regulate Facebook as a public service. On December 11, Chamath Palihapitiya, ex-vice-president of growth…