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Sheryl Sandberg Takes Another Step Away From Meta

Board member won't stand for reelection, but will remain a company adviser

(Newser) - Sheryl Sandberg, who helped transform Facebook from a tech startup into a digital advertising empire, will step down from the board of Meta, Facebook's parent company, per the AP . "With a heart filled with gratitude and a mind filled with memories, I let the Meta board know that...

Meta Will Keep Paying for Sheryl Sandberg's Personal Security

Board approves payment through June 30, 2023

(Newser) - Sheryl Sandberg's last day as a Meta employee was Friday, though she remains on the board of Facebook's parent company. However, due to what the Meta board terms "continuing threats to her safety," the board announced Friday it had approved the continued provision of personal security...

Cambridge Analytica Deal Averts Zuckerberg Deposition

Facebook reaches tentative agreement on privacy lawsuit

(Newser) - Facebook has agreed to settle a lawsuit over enabling Cambridge Analytica to access the private data of millions of users, a deal that will let Mark Zuckerberg avoid answering up to six hours' worth of questions for a deposition. A court filing entered late Friday asks for 60 days for...

Sandberg's Exit Comes Under Shadow of Company Probe
Sandberg's Exit Comes Under
Shadow of Company Probe

Sandberg's Exit Comes Under Shadow of Company Probe

As Meta looks into alleged misuse of company resources, others debate her legacy

(Newser) - As the dust starts to settle on the Wednesday announcement of Sheryl Sandberg's farewell as chief operating officer of Facebook, now known as Meta, the inevitable "But why, really?" is being bandied about. Sandberg, 52, will remain on the company's board of directors and has said she'...

Sheryl Sandberg Plans 'Next Chapter'

Facebook's No. 2 says she'll leave her job in the fall

(Newser) - Sheryl Sandberg, the most prominent Facebook executive after Mark Zuckerberg and an advocate for women in the workplace, announced Wednesday that she'll leave her post as chief operating officer in the fall. "When I took this job in 2008, I hoped I would be in this role for...

Facebook Investigates Whether Sandberg Tried to Block Article

Executive formed team to stop news site from running story about her boyfriend

(Newser) - Facebook is looking into whether Sheryl Sandberg violated company rules by pressuring a news site to spike an article on her boyfriend, possibly involving her employees in the effort. Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Meta, contacted the website edition of the Daily Mail, a UK tabloid, in 2016 and...

Meta Promotes Clegg to Face Regulatory Heat

Former UK deputy prime minister will be on level with Zuckerberg, Sandberg

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg has installed a former British political leader as the public point person for regulatory issues involving Meta. Nick Clegg will be the company's president of global affairs, the CEO announced, after joining Facebook in 2018 as vice president for global affairs and communications. Clegg's policy experience...

Authors Say Trump Era Drove Zuckerberg, Sandberg Apart

Facebook's No. 1, No. 2 disagreed over policy on misinformation, new book says

(Newser) - Over 13 years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg have built one of the world's most powerful companies—but their close working relationship did not survive Donald Trump's presidency, according to a New York Times report adapted from upcoming book An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s ...

Here Are the 10 Most Powerful Women in Business

Accenture CEO Julie Sweet tops 'Fortune' list

(Newser) - For nearly a quarter of a century, Fortune has published a list of the most powerful women in the business world, but this year the magazine notes it hasn't been "business as usual." Obviously, that's because of the pandemic and the effects it's had upon...

Facebook Workers Who Aren't Parents See Unfairness

Expanded leave to help care for children leaves other employees feeling left out

(Newser) - When Sheryl Sandberg held a videoconference with employees last month, more than 2,000 workers wanted to ask the Facebook boss where the help was for people who aren't parents. In keeping with the industry's reputation for top benefits, Facebook had stepped in quickly when the pandemic shutdown...

Facebook Meeting With Boycotters Was Rough

Zuckerberg and Co. wanted 'A for attendance,' met no real demands, activists say

(Newser) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met virtually with civil rights and activist groups who've helped organize a massive advertiser boycott of the social network, and as CNN reports, "it did not go well." Facebook spokesman Andy Stone later expressed gratitude to the organizers "for their continued engagement"...

Scarborough: Facebook Is 'Pushing People Toward Extremism'

He speaks out after 'Boogaloo' killings

(Newser) - Joe Scarborough ripped into Mark Zuckerberg on Morning Joe Wednesday, accusing the Facebook CEO of promoting extremism that has led to domestic terrorism. Scarborough slammed Zuckerberg and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg following a segment on the California "Boogaloo" killings of law enforcement officers, which involved two suspects who allegedly...

Sheryl Sandberg Defends Herself, Zuckerberg and Facebook
Sheryl Sandberg
Defends Herself

Sheryl Sandberg Defends Herself

COO gives first interview since a new book was published

(Newser) - Sheryl Sandberg defended herself and her leadership in her first interview since a new book about Facebook was published, while offering a new reason for not fact-checking political ads. Asked about claims in Facebook: The Inside Story, by Steven Levy, that she's a controlling boss who yells at employees,...

Sheryl Sandberg Is Engaged
Sheryl Sandberg
Finds Love Again

Sheryl Sandberg Finds Love Again

5 years after husband's sudden death, Facebook COO is engaged to Tom Bernthal

(Newser) - Sheryl Sandberg has found love again after going through the " completely unexpected hell " of husband Dave Goldberg's sudden death five years ago. The Facebook COO has announced her engagement to Tom Bernthal, founder of a strategic consulting agency, the New York Times reports. Sandberg, 50, has two...

Zuckerberg, Sandberg Run Afoul of Canada

Facebook execs defy subpoenas to appear at Ottawa hearing

(Newser) - Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg could be held in contempt of the Canadian parliament after refusing subpoenas to appear at a Tuesday hearing, reports CNN . A Facebook rep said the company planned to send its head of public policy for Facebook Canada, Kevin Chan, and director of public...

Trouble Deepens for Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg

Email reveals she requested research into George Soros

(Newser) - Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg is enduring another wave of negative headlines on Friday. The latest development: The New York Times reports that she requested research into billionaire George Soros after he went after Facebook. Sandberg sent an email to the company's communications team requesting the research after Soros called...

Facebook's Sandberg Admits Knowing About PR Firm

But another Facebook exec has taken the fall

(Newser) - Facebook second-in-command Sheryl Sandberg now admits that she saw materials from a controversial PR firm that linked the company's critics to George Soros. In a statement Wednesday, Sheryl Sandberg, the firm's chief operating officer, said materials from Definers Public Affairs had indeed crossed her desk, NBC reports. Sandberg...

Zuckerberg: Sheryl Sandberg Isn't Leaving, and Neither Am I

He says reporters covering Facebook have a 'different world view'

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't plan to be Facebook's CEO forever—but he's certainly not going anywhere right now, and neither is his second-in-command, Sheryl Sandberg. Zuckerberg—who is facing renewed criticism after reports that the company hired a company to smear critics and ignored warning signs...

Zuckerberg: I Had No Idea About Anti-Soros Strategy

Sandberg also denies role in hiring firm that linked Facebook protesters to the financier

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg went on the defense Thursday after a damning report in the New York Times faulted him and COO Sheryl Sandberg for how they handled the Russian hacking controversy. "The reality of running a company of more than 10,000 people is that you're not going to...

Sandberg, Zuckerberg Get Slammed in NYT Report

Newspaper accuses the pair of trying to conceal Facebook's lapse on Russian hackers

(Newser) - A New York Times investigative story about Facebook presents a brutal picture of how Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg handled the controversy over Russian hacking in the 2016 election. The Times uses three words to sum up company strategy: "delay, deny, and deflect." The story, based on...

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