Facebook says the policy came about as a result of the Sony Pictures' hack in 2014 and was created to protect the communications of its top-dogs. The social network has promised to not unsend any more of Zuckerberg's messages until the feature is available for all users.
Reportedly, the person added, "We will now be making a broader delete message feature available. This may take some time", a Facebook spokeswoman wrote in an email to Bloomberg. The "unsend" message feature will allow users to recall messages, something that they can't do right now. WhatsApp now gives users more than one hour to delete the messages sent by mistake.
Sandberg said there remains no opt-out button for users who don't want their profile data given to advertisers, who can use it to do "targeted ads", because "that would be a paid product".
As an advertiser, you need to confirm your location and identity to enable the Facebook team to authorize.
The company is now requiring the administrators of popular Facebook pages to become verified, and also extending previous disclosure rules for political ads to issues-based advertising. It has not specified what number of followers would trigger the requirement.
If you send Mark Zuckerberg a Facebook message, in other words, he has a copy for ever. Moscow has denied the allegations. "There are operational things that we need to change in this company and we are changing them".
In June, Facebook also plans to release a public, searchable political ads archive.
In February, US Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies with interfering in the election by sowing discord on social media.
Ultimately, Facebook cannot shy away from the criticism over the way the company manages their data, even as the company looks to shy away from controversy.
The legislation would also require online platforms to make "all reasonable efforts" to ensure that foreign nationals and entities are not buying political ads to influence the United States electorate.
The question now is why did Facebook not find a way or did not make an effort to prevent this scraping after they first noticed these activities.
Zuckerberg told reporters on a conference call that he accepted responsibility for the hijacking of private user data and other abuses, but when asked if he remained the best person to lead Facebook, he answered,"Yes".
On Thursday, the federal and British Columbia privacy commissioners announced they are joining forces to investigate Facebook and AggregateIQ.
The project, which has been put on hold in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, meant to match patient data with the personal information users had entered on Facebook in an effort to improve patient care.