Why Mark Zuckerberg’s Not Apologizing For That Fake Nancy Pelosi Video—Data Sheet

Aaron in for Adam today. You may have read over the past day that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the fake Nancy Pelosi video that went viral on the social network in May and maybe even that he said it was a mistake not to remove it immediately, as Google’s YouTube did. No such […]

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook is Working on a Policy for Policing Deepfake Videos

Facebook is working on a policy to police deepfakes, an emerging threat on the social network that involves users posting videos altered by artificial intelligence to spread misinformation. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it’s a complicated matter because the company wants to avoid deleting videos in which the person featured merely feels they were misrepresented, […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Approval Rating Nosedives. Here’s Where He Ranks

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is losing support among his employees amid a series of privacy stumbles, antitrust inquires, and complaints that he did little to stop disinformation campaigns on the social network he co-founded. Zuckerberg was ranked No. 55 on the Top CEOs in 2019 list by jobs reviews site Glassdoor, which asks employees of […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Knew of ‘Problematic’ Privacy Practices, Report Says

Facebook Inc. uncovered emails that seem to show Chief ExecutiveMark Zuckerberg was aware of potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The social media giant discovered the emails in the process of responding to a federal privacy investigation, the Journal reported, raising concerns that […]

There’s No Roadmap to Breaking Up Facebook—But Here’s Where the Government Might Start

“Break up Big Tech,” has become a rallying cry of consumer advocates and prominent politicians. But what, in practice, would that actually look like? Fortune spoke with experts in various areas of law and business to see how that might play out with Facebook, which has become a bad boy poster child. The short view: […]

Mark Zuckerberg’s Security Chief Accused of Making Racist, Sexual Comments

Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security chief has been placed on administrative leave after staffers accused the bodyguard of sexual harassment and of making homophobic and racist comments about the Facebook CEO’s wife. Two former employees alleged that Liam Booth, Zuckerberg’s security chief, had groped household staffers and made a lewd comment, according to Business Insider, which […]

Angry Facebook Shareholders Fail to Dislodge Mark Zuckerberg As Chairman

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will remain as chairman after a shareholder vote to curtail his power failed. The proposal, voted down at Facebook’s annual shareholder meeting on Thursday by an undisclosed margin, required that Facebook appoint an independent chair to replace Zuckerberg. Critics had pushed for the vote following a string of controversies at the […]

Mark Zuckerberg Answers Critics Who Want to Break Up Facebook

Facebook is being inundated by fake accounts and violent content more than ever. But the company wants you to know that it’s doing a better job of combatting the problem even as it admitted that the job is difficult and often imperfect. Facebook revealed the details on Thursday in a so-called transparency report that covered […]

Zuckerberg Vows Facebook Will Work With Governments on Hate Speech

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said his company would work with governments to determine what content is acceptable on social-media networks. Zuckerberg made the comments in an interview on France2 television after meeting with President Emmanuel Macron on Friday and following the release of a French government report that said new regulation should […]

Zuckerberg Should Be Held Personally Liable for Facebook’s Violations

To start you week, three really good tech-oriented things I’ve consumed recently: * Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s cover story on Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is a snappily written and illuminating take on the man who has presided over his company’s reinvention. This story has been told over and over. And yet, the yarn about how and why […]