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Mark Zuckerberg’s $300 million donation to protect elections must overcome Facebook’s past

Mark Zuckerberg’s $300 million donation to protect elections must overcome Facebook’s past

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $300 million to protect American elections. It is one of the couple’s largest-ever single gifts, meant to bolster democracy during a pandemic. But it’s also one that critics say is brimming with irony given Facebook’s past failures in protecting the integrity of elections. The Facebook chief…
Working for Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy isn’t always easy since it means working for Mark Zuckerberg

Working for Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy isn’t always easy since it means working for Mark...

At an emotional company town hall last week that blew past its hour-long time limit, one of Mark Zuckerberg’s engineers asked him to quit as CEO of Facebook. But the appeal did not, as one might expect, come from an engineer at Facebook. It came from an engineer at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the…
More than 70 employees at Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy say it needs to change how it deals with race

More than 70 employees at Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy say it needs to change how...

More than 70 employees at Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy are calling for significant internal change at the organization to combat systemic racism. It’s a rare display of activism inside the walls of a major charity. Dozens of people who work on the education team at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are asking Zuckerberg and his co-CEO, his…
Mark Zuckerberg on leaked audio: Trump’s looting and shooting reference “has no history of being read as a dog whistle”

Mark Zuckerberg on leaked audio: Trump’s looting and shooting reference “has no history of...

In an internal video call with Facebook employees on Tuesday viewed by Recode, CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his controversial decision to take no action on a post last week from President Donald Trump. In the post, Trump referred to the ongoing protests in the US against racism and police brutality and said, “when…
Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are stepping in on the coronavirus where the government has failed

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are stepping in on the coronavirus where the government...

When government falls short, tech billionaires may be able to fill the void. A pair of Silicon Valley philanthropists, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, have announced new attempts to expand testing for the novel coronavirus in their local areas. They are playing a much-needed role at a time when billionaire philanthropy is criticized more than…
Watch AOC ask Mark Zuckerberg if she can run fake Facebook ads, too

Watch AOC ask Mark Zuckerberg if she can run fake Facebook ads, too

If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or any other Democrat wants to run an ad on Facebook saying a Republican lawmaker supports the Green New Deal, there’s nothing Mark Zuckerberg is going to do about it. Well, probably. On Wednesday, Zuckerberg appeared in a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee that was supposed to be about Facebook’s…
Facebook employees are not as happy with Mark Zuckerberg as they used to be

Facebook employees are not as happy with Mark Zuckerberg as they used to be

Facebook employees have long been known for their fierce loyalty to the company and its founder Mark Zuckerberg. In the aftermath of numerous privacy debacles, including ones in which Facebook has exposed users’ personal information and facilitated attempts to undermine American democracy, that enthusiasm seems to have flagged. The Facebook CEO saw his ranking among…
Facebook will never strip away Mark Zuckerberg’s power

Facebook will never strip away Mark Zuckerberg’s power

Facebook shareholders have yet again cemented Mark Zuckerberg’s power, despite a cascade of upheavals and scandals at the company under his leadership. And unless Zuckerberg himself cedes his control, that’s not going to change. Multiple proposals that would have put a check on the 35-year-old executive’s influence at Facebook were voted down at the company’s…
Vox Sentences: Britain and Canada want answers from Mark Zuckerberg

Vox Sentences: Britain and Canada want answers from Mark Zuckerberg

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The UK and Canada summon Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to face questions on fake news; the US and UK…

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