As Zuckerberg apologises, here\'s a look at others who owned up to their mistakes

作者:Candice   發表日期:2018-07-21 19:16:32   分類:

Facebook has come under the scanner for not doing enough to protect user data after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting and data analytics firm, may have used data of users of the social media platform without consent to influence the 2016 US Presidential Elections.

This was followed by Facebook co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg tendering an unconditional apology on Sunday for "breach of trust" by placing advertisements in various newspapers.

However, this is not the first time a major company has "said sorry" after facing flak from the public. Here are some of the big companies, across sectors and countries that have expressed remorse over their failure:

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Facebook in 2006

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Facebook had previously issued an apology in 2006 for a security problem with one of its updates. Zuckerberg had said at the time that Facebook "really messed this one up."

General Motors

In 2014, the auto maker’s CEO Mary Barra apologised for the lives lost and people injured due to GM’s faulty ignition switches.

The company was plagued by costly recalls, which involved millions of vehicles and numerous deaths.


British Petroleum’s devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico due to an offshore drilling explosion in 2010 had far-reaching effects on the ecosystem. CEO Tony Hayward was forced to apologise for the spill.

News Corp.

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch-led media giant apologised to the British people and placed full-page advertisements in several national newspapers after the "phone hacking scandal" came to light.

Murdoch later appeared before a British Parliamentary committee to discuss the scandal and termed it 「the most humble day of [his] life.」


The tech giant had to make an apology for a major glitch in the new Maps application that Apple introduced in 2012. Cook accepted that Apple had messed it up and promised to fix it.

The app gave wrong directions and locations were tagged incorrectly. Many roads remained unmapped. It also failed to provide features similar to its rival — Google Maps.

Johnson & Johnson

In September 2010, the company’s CEO William Weldon admitted to lawmakers that his company had let the public down through numerous drug recalls.

Weldon also acknowledged that the pharmaceutical company secretly purchased defective drugs without informing regulators and consumers about it.


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