Former Facebook employee Frances Hogan confirmed that she urged her boss, Mark Zuckerberg, to step down from the leadership of the social media giant and allow for change rather than allocating resources to changing the company’s name.
“I think it’s very unlikely that there will be a change in the company as long as he (Mark Zuckerberg) is CEO, ” Hogan said in her first public comments on Monday in Barcelona .
Hogan, a former content manager at Facebook, responded in the affirmative to the question whether Zuckerberg should resign from his position .
“It might be an opportunity for someone else to take over… Facebook would be stronger with someone focused on security, ” added the former employee who leaked information about the company .
Facebook, which has three billion users in its online social networking apps, changed its name to Meta last week to focus on building Metaverse, a shared virtual reality environment .
She described the renaming as meaningless in light of the continued neglect of security problems .
” Facebook has always chosen to expand rather than perfect the business, ” she added.
Facebook’s announcement came amid fierce criticism from lawmakers and regulators about the company’s business practices – notably its massive market power, and its algorithms and abuse monitoring decisions on its services