Some of the previous employees and the co-founder Chris Hughes are now in the press voicing strong opinions about breaking the company up with the underlying factor being Mr Zuckerberg. Mr Hughes is not the first senior ex-employee to make such comments. When the firm was started the Facebook President was Sean Parker, who said he wonders what such a platform can do to children`s brains.
This article was sourced on CNBC, attributed to Salvador Rodriguez well as other sources.
Also Former Vice President Chamath Palihaptitiya told a group while speaking at Stanford Graduate School of Business, that he felt “tremendous guilt” over Facebook. Again he was worried about the impact on society. Brian Acton, WhatsApp co-founder, left Facebook in September of 2017 after selling his start-up for $19 billion. Acton is also making comments about Facebook, some of it not too flattering, especially when the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke in March 2018. There are others who are making comments – Tim Kendall, Mark Luckie, and Alex Stamos who are all criticizing the company in some way as they feel that change is needed. Alex Stamos compared the firm to “Game of Thrones” as he called talked about the privacy issue.
There are more cries on the street for action as some people think that the CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become too powerful and that the management of the company leaves a lot to be desired. There will be more in the press in the coming days and weeks. We will keep you updated.