Facebook Whistleblower: Mark Zuckerberg Asked To Step Down As CEO

Facebook whistleblower, Frances Haugen, has urged her former boss, Mark Zuckerberg, to step down as CEO of the company.

Haugen had told British and American lawmakers last month that Facebook may fuel more violent unrest worldwide unless it works on its algorithms to stop pushing extreme and divisive content which in turn encourage vulnerable demographics to keep scrolling on their timelines.

Zuckerberg recently announced a rebrand of the company from Facebook, Inc. to Meta.

The whistleblower, however, wants Zuckerberg to step down and allow change at the company instead of devoting resources to rebranding.

According to Reuters, Haugen said this in her first public address at the opening night of the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, after she leaked some Facebook documents pertaining to security issues.

“I think it is unlikely the company will change if [Mark Zuckerberg] remains the CEO.

“Maybe it’s a chance for someone else to take the reins… Facebook would be stronger with someone who was willing to focus on safety,” she said.

Speaking on the recent rebranding, Haugen said it did not make any sense seeing as the security issues have yet to be addressed.

“Over and over Facebook chooses expansion and new areas instead of sticking the landing on what they’ve already done,” she said.

Facebook’s rebrand announcement came amid criticism from regulators over the company’s business practices, especially its market supremacy, algorithmic decisions and the policing of abuses on its services.

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