“That’s not the plan,” Zuckerberg advised CNN Business when asked if he would consider stepping down as chairman.
He also defended Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, that has drawn criticism within her handling of the social media giant’s current disasters.
“Sheryl is a really important part of this organization and is leading a lot of the efforts for a whole lot of the biggest problems we have,” explained Zuckerberg.
“She is an important partner for me for a decade. I am very pleased with the work we have done together and I expect that we work together for decades more to come”
Facebook has stumbled from 1 mess to the next this season since it grappled with ongoing fallout from Russia’s usage of the platform to intervene from the 2016 US presidential election, the Cambridge Analyticascandal in which user data was exploited in a bid to help candidate Donald Trump, and a huge security breach involving countless accounts.
“It is not clear to me whatsoever that the report is right,” Zuckerberg said of this Times article.
“A lot of the things which were in that reportwe spoke to the reporters ahead of time and told me that from all that we had seen, that was not true and they opted to print it anyhow.”
Zuckerberg also defended his company from the wider wave of flak it’s taken this year.
“A lot of the criticism around the biggest problems has been fair, but I really do believe if we are going to be real, there’s this bigger picture too, which is that we have a different world view than a few of the people who are covering us,” he said.
“There are big problems, and I’m not attempting to say that there are not… However, I really do think that sometimes, you can find the taste from a number of the coverage that that’s all there is, and that I don’t think that that’s right “