Facebook, which makes most of its money from selling targeted ads, said it doesn't have plans to show ads on its new dating platform.
It also said it doesn't plan to use information gathered from dating profiles for ads in your News Feed.
Citing a 2017 Forbes article about how one in three US marriages now start online, Zuckerberg pointed out that some 200 million Facebook users currently list themselves as single on the social media site.
So why not use Facebook's practical monopoly in online social interactions to help folks find lasting love?
"On the flip side, they're also going to attract bad actors that are going to exploit those people."But Lee says Facebook, and the team he used to run, also has the resources to take on the potential flood of fraud attempts.
A Facebook spokesman declined to share information on how its moderation team will work.
Facebook is getting into the dating game, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced to the assembled crowd at its annual F8 developers conference today.Users can then select the groups and events that they are already members of and "unlock" their dating profiles for those activities, allowing them to view other users who have similarly unlocked themselves.The service will recommend matches "based on dating preferences, things in common, and mutual friends," according to a statement from the company.Lee ran Facebook's spam operations team from 2014 to late 2016, with a focus on stopping online romance scams.He'd see hundreds of fake profiles every day on Facebook designed to trick women and extort money from them.You can reach out to people who're planning to attend the same events you're interested in, and view photos through their dating profiles.