Posted on Tue 3 Apr 2018, 06:05 PM

Following revelations that data was harvested from over 50 million Facebook accounts by Cambridge Analytica, the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has been asked to leave the board of Facebook. 

According to Mr Scott Stringer, an investor in Facebook who also oversees New York City's pension fund investments with a stake in the social media platform of over one billion dollars, the request is necessary to ensure user privacy protection.

Earlier, the Facebook CEO defended his leadership following criticism from Apple’s Tim Cook.

Mark Zuckerberg said that Cook’s suggestion that his company did not care about users was “extremely glib.”

Cook criticised Facebook last week in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, saying it was an “invasion of privacy” to traffic the personal data of users.

When asked what he would do if he were Zuckerberg, Cook said he “wouldn’t be in that situation.”

 

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