Mark Zuckerberg's Ethical Dilemmas
In October 2003, after his girlfriend breaks up with him, Harvard University student Mark Zuckerberg brings his idea to life and with the help of his friend (Eduardo Saverin) creates a website called “FaceMash.com” where female undergraduate students are rated by male students based on their attractiveness.
Due to the frenzy that was created by the “FaceMash.com” website Mark is suspended on six months academic probation and during this time he grabs the attention of Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, identical twins who are part of Harvard’s rowing team and ends up working for them as the programmer of their website, Harvard Connection.
Soon after Mark approaches his best friend Eduardo and tells him of his idea of creating “TheFacebook” which will be an online social network for Harvard University students. Once complete TheFacebook” quickly becomes popular throughout the student body. The Winklevoss twins believe that Zuckerberg stole their idea and Cameron and Divya …show more content…
When we refer back to the Social Network movie, the actions that take place between Mark, Eduardo, Sean and the Winklevoss twins brings into question if whether any one of them had any knowledge based on the Principle-based theory, and because of this, we see actions of Piracy and Whistle-blowing.
Mark Zuckerberg begins the story by breaking Harvard University’s Code of Ethics and creating the critical “Facemash” social media where female students are rated online according to how attractive they are.
After the trend of “Facemash” social media, Mark gains recognition from the Winklevoss twins and their business partner Divya Narendra, who are the founders of Harvard Connection, an online social media created for Harvard students and aimed at dating. They employ Mark as the programmer of their