Marc Zuckerberg does not plan to leave his position as Facebook chairman, and wants Sheryl Sandberg to remain the company’s COO – amidst recent controversies surrounding the social networking platform.
In an interview with CNN Business, Zuckerberg said, "Sheryl 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," while adding, "She's been an important partner for me for 10 years. ... I hope that we work together for decades more to come." Zuckerberg also hinted during the same interview that the recent controversies will not make him step down from the chairman’s role.
A New York Times report suggested last week that Facebook had been not been transparent enough about Russia-linked activity during the 2016 US election on its platform. It also claimed that the tech company employed PR firm called Definers Public Affairs for dirt-digging on its competitors.
During the CNN interview, Zuckerberg emphasized that Facebook has been reshuffling its management team this year, in addition to doing some restructuring in production and engineering departments. It has also hired new leaders for marketing, partnerships and communications.