Mark Zuckerberg states resigning as Facebook chairman not in the cards

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg states he has no strategies to resign as chairman of the business.


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Mark Zuckerberg states he has no strategies to step down as chairman of Facebook in the face of installing outcry over how Facebook executives dealt with a series of scandals

“That’s not the plan,” the Facebook CEO stated in a CNN interview Tuesday night. “I’m not going to be doing this forever, but I’m not currently thinking that makes sense.”

The concern about Zuckerberg’s function leading the business he co-founded 14 years earlier came a week after The New York Times reported that Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg “ignored warning signs” of the Cambridge Analytica scandal that saw a political consultancy usage information from countless Facebook users. The business likewise understood about Russian impact activities on its platform as early as spring 2016, according to the report.

The Times reported that Facebook worked with a company called Definers Public Affairs to strike back versus or spread out inflammatory info about its critics. On Friday, a group of Democratic senators sent out a letter pushing the social media for more information about its relationship withDefiners

During Zuckerberg’s comprehensive interview, he stated he found out of Definers’ deal with Facebook by checking out the Times report.

“I do run the company. I am responsible for everything that happens here,” Zuckerberg stated. “I don’t think this point was about a specific PR firm; it’s about how we act.”

Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s outbound head of public law, answered for working with the Definers, according to a memo gotten by TechCrunch. In the memo, Schrage supposedly confessed having the business push unfavorable stories about rivals however rejects asking or paying Definers to release phony news.

Facebook didn’t instantly react to an ask for discuss the memo.

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Zuckerberg also defended his company’s decision to leave up a controversial 2015 post by Donald Trump calling for a “total and complete shutdown” on Muslims entering the US.

“I think it’s important that people have the opportunity to hear what political leaders are saying,” Zuckerberg said Tuesday. “In those cases, I don’t think that a lot of the content violated out policies.”

Facebook isn’t the only social network wrestling with how to deal with Trump’s tweets. Using Twitter, Trump has attacked companies like Amazon and Google, as well as private citizens like union leader Chuck Jones in 2016. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has defended the president’s presence on Twitter, claiming the social network is giving the world a direct line to world leaders and fostering an “open conversation.”

He also conceded that “there’s no doubt that we missed something really important” when it came to Russian interference during the 2016 US election, adding that it “was not something we were expecting.”

“I wish that we understood the issue sooner,” he said. “I wish we understood it before 2016, before the Russians tried to do these information operations in the first place.

“It’s a really big deal to come out and say that as nation-state is behind something, and before our company puts a stamp on something saying that, I want to be really sure that’s the case.”

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