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Mark Zuckerberg’s reportedly taking a more hands on approach at Facebook



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founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reacts as he speaks at the Viva
Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris,


  • Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook executives at a meeting in June
    that he was going to be a more aggressive CEO in light of
    criticism over the company’s handling of Russian interference in
    the 2016 election,
    the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday night. 
  • The new approach is causing “unprecedented turmoil” in
    Facebook’s most senior ranks, according to the
  • According to the article, Zuckerberg also told employees at a
    recent Q&A that recent negative media stories were 

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a meeting of top executives
in June that he would become a more aggressive CEO because the
company was at “war,” according to the Wall
Street Journal

The meeting came at a time when users, lawmakers, and
investors were angry over the company’s handling of the Cambridge
Analytica scandal. The 34-year-old CEO reportedly expressed
frustrations that executives weren’t moving quick enough at times
this year and said it was time for executives to “make progress

The report added that the new approach had caused “unprecedented
turmoil” in Facebook’s most senior ranks, and had led to
the departures of a number of top executives, including the
cofounders of Instagram and WhatsApp. 

Read more: 
employees react to the latest scandals: ‘Why does our company
suck at having a moral compass’

Facebook came under fire again last week after a
New York Times
report detailed how COO Sheryl Sandberg
oversaw an “aggressive lobbying campaign” to hurt its critics,
including liberal billionaire George Soros. 

The New York Times report found that Facebook employed a
“Republican opposition-research firm to discredit activist
protestors, in part by linking them” to Soros.

“It also tapped its business relationships, persuading a Jewish
civil rights group to cast some criticism of the company as
anti-Semitic,” the report stated.  

At a Q&A with Facebook employees at the company’s
headquarters in Palo Alto, California two days after the report
was published, Zuckerberg called recent negative coverage in the
media as “bulls—,”  according to the report. 

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