Zuckerberg: Sheryl Sandberg Isn't Leaving, and Neither Am I

He says reporters covering Facebook have a 'different world view'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2018 4:14 AM CST
Zuckerberg: Sheryl Sandberg Isn't Leaving, and Neither Am I
In this Sept. 5, 2018 photo, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't plan to be Facebook's CEO forever—but he's certainly not going anywhere right now, and neither is his second-in-command, Sheryl Sandberg. Zuckerberg—who is facing renewed criticism after reports that the company hired a company to smear critics and ignored warning signs about Russian hackers—told CNN Tuesday night that Sandberg is a "really important part of this company and is leading a lot of the efforts to address a lot of the biggest issues that we have." He added: "She's been an important partner for me for 10 years. ... I hope that we work together for decades more to come." He said some of what the company saw in last week's New York Times report "wasn't true and they chose to print it anyway."

Shareholders are among those calling for a shakeup of management, NBC reports, though Zuckerberg said there had already been major changes this year. "On the product and engineering side, we completely restructured things," he said. He also criticized the "world view" of some journalists who report on Facebook. "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," he said. (Last week, Zuckerberg and Sandberg said they didn't know the company had hired an opposition research firm that tried to link anti-Facebook protesters to George Soros.)

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