This week, the social media platform Facebook announced they will shut down its facial recognition system because of privacy breaches and concerns of the technology, and it will delete the information of 1 billion users from the site.

But with the earlier announcement of Facebook’s company Meta, experts believe it is just a public relations strategy to bring people’s trust on them.

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Mark Andrejevic – Professor at the School of Media, Film, and Journalism at Monash University

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 4 November 2021