Facebook Is Least-Trusted Tech Outfit: Poll

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. Other companies have also had privacy ripples.

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

Apple is distrusted by 4%, while 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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