Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made a big mess. Guess who gets to help clean it up? Kerry Flynn has the details.
Sheryl Sandberg has been on a big media tour ahead of her boss’s first-time appearance in Congress next week. She’s interviewed with digital media outlets, television networks, and radio shows, and she’s spoken many words.
Sandberg’s profile is lower than Zuckerberg, but not her impact on the company.
Sandberg has helped CEO Mark Zuckerberg grow up, bringing her expertise in online sales as well as her presence as an adult in a room of tech bros. Facebook’s data privacy scandal has been her latest challenge.
How did Facebook get into this position?
We really believed in social experiences. We really believed in protecting privacy. But we were way too idealistic. We did not think enough about the abuse cases. We know that we did not do enough to protect people’s data. I’m really sorry for that. Mark is really sorry for that, and what we’re doing now is taking really firm action.
Does it take a woman to speak for a man? Wouldn’t you like to interview Hope Hicks?