Former Obama spokesperson calls for Zuckerberg to resign as he promotes name ...

Former Obama spokesperson calls for Zuckerberg to resign as he promotes name ...
Former Obama spokesperson calls for Zuckerberg to resign as he promotes name ...

A former spokesperson for President Barack Obama's Treasury Department is calling for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to resign after more revelations have been made public about the company's failure to stop disinformation.

Kara Alaimo, now serving as an associate professor in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University, claims that Zuckerberg 'has done little to try to fix' the problems with the social media behemoth.

A new whistleblower affidavit submitted by a former Facebook employee accuses the social media giant of prioritizing profits over their due diligence to combat hate speech, misinformation and other threats to the public. 

The new allegations, submitted anonymously under penalty of perjury, echoed the claims made by fellow whistleblower Frances Haugen, who delivered a scathing testimony before Congress this month on Facebook's moral failings.

Kara Alaimo, now serving as an associate professor in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University, says that the first step to fixing problems at Facebook would be for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to resign

Kara Alaimo, now serving as an associate professor in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University, says that the first step to fixing problems at Facebook would be for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to resign

Zuckerberg, who founded Facebook, has a net worth is $122 billion, making him the 5th-richest person in the world

Zuckerberg, who founded Facebook, has a net worth is $122 billion, making him the 5th-richest person in the world

In the most dramatic line of the affidavit, the former employee anguished over Facebook's inability to act quickly to help curb racial killings in Myanmar in 2017 as military officials used the site to spread hate speech. 

The op-ed comes as Facebook considers changing the company's name after all the bad publicity.  

The company is also hinting at plans for a so-called 'metaverse' - a virtual reality version of the internet where people can game, work and communicate.

The tech giant's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a leading voice on the concept, which would blur the lines between the physical world and the digital one.

It could allow someone to don a virtual reality headset to make them feel as if they're face-to-face with a friend, despite being thousands of miles apart and connected via the internet.

Whistleblower Frances Haugen delivered a scathing testimony before Congress earlier this month on Facebook's moral failings.

Whistleblower Frances Haugen delivered a scathing testimony before Congress earlier this month on Facebook's moral failings.

Alaimo says the company needs much more than a cosmetic change.

'The place to start is with Zuckerberg's resignation,' she wrote in the op-ed.

Zuckerberg, Alaimo said, either can't fix Facebook's issues or won't.  

'It's clear that he lacks the moral inclination or the capacity to solve these problems,' she wrote. 'Either way, he's got to go. The company should announce a new chief executive with all possible haste. It should be someone thoughtful and committed to transparency about how social media is harming our society -- who has the will and competence to put the platform on a very different course.'

Simply put, Alaimo argues Zuckerberg's company, which has nearly three billion users, has lost the public trust.  

'It's because the public has lost faith in Facebook. And rightly so. For all the family photos shared or funny

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