Zuckerberg: I’m Not Stepping Down as Facebook Chairman
In an exclusive interview, Mark Zuckerberg talks with CNN’s Laurie Segall about why he won’t step down as Facebook’s chairman and why he wants Sheryl Sandberg to stay at Facebook.
After spending much of this year apologizing for Facebook’s many missteps, CEO Mark Zuckerberg was defiant in an exclusive interview with CNN Business. Zuckerberg resisted growing calls for changes to Facebook’s C-suite, reiterated Facebook’s potential as a force for good, and pushed back at some of the unrelenting critical coverage of his company after a year of negative headlines about fake news, election meddling and privacy concerns.
“A lot of the criticism around the biggest issues has been fair, but I do think that if we are going to be real, there is this bigger picture as well, which is that we have a different world view than some of the folks who are covering us,” Zuckerberg told CNN Business’ Laurie Segall at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. “There are big issues, and I’m not trying to say that there aren’t,” he said.
“But I do think that sometimes, you can get the flavor from some of the coverage that that’s all there is, and I don’t think that that’s right either.”