Facebook to make 'unsend' feature available to all soon

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However, 59 777 users were "potentially impacted" in South Africa, the social media company said at the weekend.

To prevent sustained backlash, Facebook quickly announced that an "unsend" feature would roll out to all the users in the next several months. The company insists that this is something that has been under consideration for some time, and also promises that no more of Zuckerberg's message will be retracted in the meantime.

The revelation came the same day that Sheryl Sandberg, a top Facebook executive, echoed CEO Mark Zuckerberg's comments Wednesday that the company had made "mistakes" in the wake of allowing Cambridge Analytica to access as much data as it did.

Cambridge Analytica, a data analysis firm that helped US President Donald Trump win the 2016 election, violated Facebook's rules when it obtained information from 87m Facebook profiles.

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The social networking giant is turning the Zuckerberg message deleting incident into a beta testing opportunity for the new Unsend button, reports TechCrunch. "'We did a bad job of explaining what the new features were and an even worse job of giving you control of them'". But after downloading the Facebook archive data and searching for the same message, users reported that they couldn't find the message from Zuckerberg and reported them as missing. "And people using our secret message feature in the encrypted version of Messenger have the ability to set a timer - and have their messages automatically deleted", a Facebook spokesperson claimed.

She says "Facebook has been co-operating with us and, while I am pleased with the changes they are making, it is too early to say whether they are sufficient under the law". The Sony messages included disparaging remarks about movie stars and other people in the entertainment industry. "Mark [Zuckerberg] is really sorry for that, and what we're doing now is taking really firm action".

I have asked Congressperson Barbara Lee to involve the congressional Black Caucus to get their legislative colleagues to demand that Zuckerberg, while testifying in Washington next Monday, commit to a year-long series of full-page ads in each of our 200 (+) Black newspapers apologizing to Black American citizens who have utilized Facebook in greater percentages than any other ethnic group. "We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages". For instance, WhatsApp has offered an unsend feature since past year, which lets users revoke a message within a short period of time after sending the message.

Currently, users can only delete messages from their own inboxes which will still show up in the recipient's thread. The firm worked for both Vote Leave and BeLeave during the European Union referendum campaign, but has always insisted it has never been a part of Cambridge Analytica, and has not had access to any of its Facebook data.

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