Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been in hot water over just how bad Facebook is. From attempting to entice preteens onto the platform to purposefully allowing misinformation and antisemitic content, the company has been met with controversy after controversy.
17 years after its conception, Facebook is no longer the hit platform it once was. Despite a deep reliance on the company in some countries, the social media platform is seen as old, hateful and out of touch.
Mark Zuckerberg speaks out against whistleblower
With so much negativity surrounding the company, CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke out against the news. During the company's quarterly report, the CEO said:
“Good faith criticism helps us get better, but my view is that we are seeing a coordinated effort to selectively use leaked documents to paint a false picture of our company. The reality is that we have an open culture that encourages discussion and research on our work so we can make progress on many complex issues that are not specific to just us.”
Zuckerberg’s comments come after multiple reports of the company's internal struggles amid the slew of negative press. One report described the company as “an army under siege” as employees turned against each other. However, during Facebook's time of need, its CEO as nowhere to be seen.
Plans for the CEO
Facebook's plans to evolve are quickly arriving. During a conference on October 28th, the company will be revealing its new name. This is all a part of the company's plans to rebrand away from the negative stigma of Facebook. Additionally, this will introduce a new era for the brand that focuses on the metaverse.
Facebook is attempting to create an illusion that portrays Zuckerberg as an innovator, much like Elon Musk with SpaceX and Tesla. Of course, even with the full backing of Facebook, there's no guarantee that plans to protect Mark Zuckerberg will work.