The eyes of a man we can trust?
That's the question many Americans have on their lips right now.
Mark Zuckerberg is no stranger to controversy, especially when it comes to privacy issues.
But recent revelations show that his baby, Facebook, may have had a very big hand in the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States of America.
As is already known, Facebook sold more than $100,000 worth of advertising space to Russian parties - ads which were purchased with the aim of fomenting discord among an American population already polarlized by fake news.
Mark Zuckerberg at work
The timing of the Russian ads coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and a large majority believe that the advertisements in question (as fake news) altered the course of the race in Donald Trump's favor.
That sentiment in simpler terms is this: Trump is now president because of Facebook.
To make matters almost as bad as they can get for now, Zuckerberg has been invited to speak before the US Senate about Facebook's involvement with the Russian advertising scandal.
Of course, Zuckerberg initially rejected the claims that fake news could have shaped the results of the 2016 election, calling it a "pretty crazy" idea.
This surely upset anti-Facebook advocates, and raised enough of a stink that "the 'Berg" was forced to come out publicly and say he was wrong.
Breaking the Trust - a familiar Facebook phenomena
Come to think of it, Facebook has never done well with user privacy. The most basic essential breach is Facebook's innovative yet invasive tracking its users online-surfing habits.
Facebook is notoriously unconcerned with its users' website feedback, unless the feedback being given would result in litigation against the corporation.
Why doesn't Facebook care? Well, for one, they never have, and secondly, they've never had to.
The product provided is so "stellar" and "necessary" in Zuckerberg's eyes, that they don't need to serve the interests of the users they are providing a service to.
The signs were clear from the get-go
As mentioned, Zuckerberg is no stranger to controversy when it comes to transparency. Back in 2010, chat logs surfaced of a conversation Zuckerberg had with a friend online. The logs showed the future Facebook CEO was willing to share the private information of users on his website:
"Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard. Just ask. I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS. People just submitted it. I don't know why. They 'trust me'. Dumb fucks."
- Mark Zuckerberg
It was also reported that Zuckerberg had even broken into a Facebook user's private email account.
Could the rest of 2017 get even messier for the young billionaire?