FACEBOOK boss Mark Zuckerberg is turning his hand to podcasting in a desperate bid to re-brand the social network as an open and honest company.
The scandal-hit billionaire has already posted two episodes in which he discusses his firm’s operations and key technology issues with relevant leaders and experts.
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Slippery Zuck, 34, first started hosting video debates at the beginning of the year, and is now posting the shows in audio form.
Titled ‘Tech &; Society With Mark Zuckerberg’, the podcasts appear to be exclusive to Spotify for the moment.
“Follow along as Mark Zuckerberg hosts a series of conversations on the future of technology and society,” the podcast description reads.
“He and his guests take on the biggest questions about tech’s place in the world – along with the opportunities, challenges, hopes and anxieties that come with it.”
The pod is exclusive to Spotify for now[/caption]
In the latest episode, Zuck revealed that he wants to create a new section on Facebook dedicated to high-quality and trusted news.
He said the section could offer new ways to support funding for journalism.
When launching his video series, the entrepreneur described it as a “personal challenge”.
He pledged to put himself “out there more than I’ve been comfortable with and engage more”.
To date, Zuck has held debates with Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain and Mathias Dopfner, boss of German news publisher Axel Springer.
The move comes amid mounting pressure for Facebook to be more transparent about its practices in light of data privacy concerns and scrutiny about the influence of fake news and other content circulated on its platform.
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Zuckerberg recently admitted his site should be regulated following criticism after a crazed terrorist livestreamed his deadly attack on a mosque in Christchurch.
Yesterday, web giants were lambasted by MPs for still hosting videos of the New Zealand attack.
In bizarre news, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey revealed in January that Zuckerberg “some cold goat he knifed and killed with a LASER gun” – during strange year of animal slaughter.
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