Turbulent Facebook Annual General Meeting after data scandal

facebook annual meeting 2018The aftermath of the Facebook data scandal has led to a more turbulent general meeting of the world’s largest online network this year.

A woman had to leave the hall because she demanded in interjections, founder and boss Mark Zuckerberg to refuse re-election to the Board.
Another shareholder called for the elimination of the more-voting shares that would secure Zuckerberg’s control of the company. With the current power situation threatens Facebook , to become an “entrepreneurial dictatorship”, he warned on Thursday.

There was also direct criticism of the outflow of information from millions of Facebook users to Cambridge Analytica, which had triggered the current data scandal. A representative of investor NorthStar Asset Management said it violated human rights. She argued that the data scandal had only become possible because the CEO could put together a board of directors to his liking. Boards of directors in US companies have even more far-reaching powers than the German supervisory boards and also determine the strategy in addition to the usual control functions.

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