Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., right, Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, left, applaud after remotely ring the opening bell for trading at the Nasdaq MarketSite from the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, California

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Mark Zuckerberg, chief government officer of Fb Inc., proper, Sheryl Sandberg, chief working officer of Fb, left, applaud after remotely ring the opening bell for buying and selling on the Nasdaq MarketSite from the Fb campus in Menlo Park, California

Mark Zuckerberg mentioned he’ll maintain his function as chairman of Fb’s board in an interview with CNN that aired Tuesday evening.

The New York Occasions reported final week how Fb made makes an attempt to deflect the controversies plaguing the corporate, starting from the Cambridge Analytica scandal to how Russians tried to make use of Fb to affect the 2016 U.S. presidential election. For the reason that report, many have questioned whether or not or not Zuckerberg ought to step down as chairman of the board.

In the course of the CNN interview Tuesday, Zuckerberg was requested whether or not or not he would step down as chairman of Fb’s board following the most recent disclosure of scandals inside the firm. Zuckerberg has voting management over the board, that means he must voluntarily step down from his function.

“I am not at the moment pondering that that is sensible,” Zuckerberg informed CNN.

Zuckerberg additionally praised Fb COO Sheryl Sandberg when requested if she would maintain her job following a sequence of scandals on the firm. He praised her work on the firm over the past a number of years, including that he hopes the 2 would be capable of work collectively for a number of extra years.

A Wall Road Journal report final weekend mentioned Zuckerberg blamed Sandberg and her groups for lots of the issues plaguing Fb. Zuckerberg’s blame “rattled” Sandberg, in accordance with the report.

“Sheryl is a very necessary a part of this firm, and is main lots of the efforts to handle… the largest points that we now have,” Zuckerberg mentioned. “And he or she’s been an necessary companion for me for 10 years. And I am actually happy with the work we have accomplished collectively, and I hope that we work collectively for many years extra to come back.”

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