Facebook Voted Least-Trusted Tech Company

2018 may be remembered as the year Facebook finally began to lose its grip on the public’s social media use. Another indication that the company is bleeding credibility arrived earlier this month, when consumer research company Toluna announced the results of a survey that overwhelmingly named Facebook the least-trusted tech company.

Toluna recently surveyed 1,000 people and asked which tech company the recipients trusted the least with their information. 40 percent said Facebook, while Twitter and Amazon came tied in second at a distant eight percent.

None of this is surprising given Facebook’s rough year, but all of this bad press may be beginning to take its toll on the company. The hashtag “#FacebookFreeJanuary” has begun to spread on the site, and many users have become vocal about quitting the platform permanently.

“There has to be some consequence that Facebook actually takes notice of,” Facebook user Jeff Johnson of New Jersey told USA Today. “Advertisers and the markets care about daily active users and monthly active users, so if Facebook’s usage base takes a dip, perhaps there will be real changes.”

Of course, Facebook has over 2.2 billion active members, and it’s larger than it has ever been. It would take a massive exodus of users to draw Facebook’s full attention, but who knows — this year has left the company in a pretty precarious place with its users.

Recommended Resources

bitdefender Bitdefender 2019 solutions stop attacks before they even begin. Try 90 days free of Bitdefender Total Security 2019

PIAPrivate Internet Access is an award-winning, cost-effective VPN solution. The use of an anonymous and trusted VPN is essential to your online privacy, security and identity protection.

System Mechanic 14 – Make your computer run like new. Winner of 200+ Editor’s Choice awards!

Report Exposes Facebook’s Secret Rulebook For Policing Speech Previous post Report Exposes Facebook’s Secret Rulebook For Policing Speech Facebook Apologizes For Blocking Prominent Evangelist Next post Facebook Apologizes For Blocking Prominent Evangelist