Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces increased pressure to defend himself as one of America's top media critics has called himself to leave as chairman of the board, citing a "serious crisis" in the technology colossus.
Massachusetts journalist Massachuset Suliavan wrote a song that was out on Monday, saying Zukberg, 34, is "unable to drive the broken behemoth that is Facebook."
The parliamentary committees from eight countries have asked Zuckerberg to take part in a joint hearing on 27 November in London on online misinformation, according to The Guardian. Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Argentina and Ireland, Brazil,
Facebook did not respond immediately when asked if Zuckerberg would attend the hearing or comment on the Sullivan column.
At the same time, things are not exactly peach back home for the shot Zuckerberg, either.
Sullivan – who was formerly the New York Times public writer – wrote that Facebook's founder is accusing, hiding, denying and speaking "the worst vague corporate cliches" when facing business disasters. He then pointed out "two amazing pieces of journalism (that) show the breadth of the problem, and how far out of the depth of" Zuckerberg is really.
The first, he said, came when the New York Times published a 6,100-word report last week describing the company's efforts for a two-year period to deny, delay or divert responsibility for manipulating Russia's Facebook elections. The Times claimed that COO Sheryl Sandberg worked secretly to prevent Facebook's board and the public from learning the full scope of the Russian campaign for misinformation.
The bomb investigation details the use of Facebook by a shady opposition research company. Both Zuckerberg and Sandberg have publicly denied that knowing that Defender's Public Affairs were working for their business, Sandberg told workers last week that he "has full responsibility" for the communications team's decisions.
"To put it smoother, Facebook allowed a bad campaign against its critics," Sullivan wrote.
Zuckerberg told Sandberg that she accused her and her public accusation teams over Cambridge Analytica, the research company that inappropriately crossed Facebook's private data of 87 million users and used it for political purposes.
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The second Sullivan story that was mentioned was a feature of the journalist Post Eli Saslow who examined a blogger that spreads false information to live.
"Together, these stories tell us once more about what we already knew: Facebook is a ship that is not directed toward revelation – and we are all together on the path," Sullivan wrote.
"Facebook is a ship without a rudder pointing to the revelation – and we are all together for the walk."
The veteran media critic said that if Zuckerberg is to remain – despite investors seeking his job – then he should at least "resign from the president and appoint an independent director to oversee the board." Sullivan called recent acts of Zuckerberg "abhorrent" and said "It seems to reach the new low."
If the Sullivan cessation was not bad enough for the executed executive, Honorable Professor at New York University Scott Galloway tweeted a detailed theory that Sandberg has only maintained her job due to gender.
"Every day, senior officials have speculated about a fraction of the crimes committed by The Zuck and Sheryl Sandberg."
"The only reason that Sheryl Sandberg is not fired is because Zuck can not be (shot). Nobody wants to be the board that" fire the woman "when her supervisor should be naked (sic) … but not because they are immune through 2-class stocks, "writes Galloway. "Every day, senior officials have speculated about a fraction of the crimes committed by The Zuck and Sheryl Sandberg."
Meanwhile, Facebook faces a number of challenges, including the fallback of Democratic and Democratic legislators in Capitol Hill, a stagnant or declining increase in North American and European users and a fall in stock prices. Also, a survey shows that 52% of its employees said they were optimistic about Facebook's future, a drop of 32 points from a year ago, while 53% said Facebook made the world better, 19 points from last year.
Sullivan ended her contemptuous column stating that "Facebook, if she wants to admit it or not, is in a serious crisis, and her power is such that the crisis expands to all that goes beyond.
Christopher Carbone of Fox News contributed to this report.