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Facebook Is Least-Trusted Tech Outfit: Poll

Written by
Ray Schultz
Published by
December 27th, 2018

It comes as no big shock that Facebook is the least-trusted technology company. What’s surprising is the margin by which it wins this honor in a new poll by Toluna.

The December research found that 40% trust Facebook least with their personal information, according to reports. Next, tied for second with 8% apiece, are Twitter and Amazon.

Facebook faces the double burdens of a massive data breach and the Cambridge Analytica scandal, accompanied by a wave of bad publicity. Its CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced hostile questioning in Congress. Still, other companies have also had privacy ripples

Uber is cited by 7%, and Google, parent of Gmail, by 6%.

Tied with Google is Lyft.

Apple is distrusted by 4%. Microsoft is rated as least trustworthy by only 2%.

Netflix and Tesla each hit the bottom with 1%. The former Oath, parent brand of Yahoo Mail and AOL is not even on the list.

Toluna surveyed 1,000 consumers.

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