5 things Facebook can do right now to restore confidence

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has a mission: Figure out how to fix the future.

Last Wednesday, Facebook reported first-quarter earnings that were better than most analysts’ expectations, but the biggest social media platform on the planet also said it took a $3 billion charge that it “reasonably estimated” it will have to pay the Federal Trade Commission for violating a consent decree on user privacy. Facebook shares were up 8% in early trading on Thursday.

In an interview posted this month on Yahoo News’ Skullduggery podcast, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democratic Congresswoman, said she’s given up posting on her FacebookFB, -0.92% account and said she is also cutting back on her use of Twitter TWTR, +0.49% and Instagram, where she has 3.94 million followers and 3.2 million followers, respectively.

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