Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today sought another chance for himself to lead the social media giant despite acknowledging mistakes that his company made in sharing its users’ information with a third-party.
Embroiled in a massive data breach following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook yesterday said data on about 87 million people – mostly in the US – may have been improperly shared with London-based political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.
Zuckerberg, who co-founded Facebook in 2004, once again admitted the lapses and asked for another chance to lead the company.
“Give me another chance,” he told reporters during a conference call when asked if he is still the best person to lead the company.
“This a huge mistake. It’s my mistake,” Zuckerberg said, taking the blame for the massive data breach.
“Yes. People make mistakes and learn along the way. I’m the first to admit we didn’t take a broad enough view of what our responsibilities are…What people should hold us accountable for is learning from the mistakes,” he said.
He said he was unaware of the board asking him to step down against the backdrop of the data breach scandal.