Category: Zuckerberg

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative backs Indian education startup Eruditus in $113 million fundraise
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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative backs Indian education startup Eruditus in $113 million fundraise

Mumbai-based Eruditus, which works with top universities globally to offer more than 100 executive-level courses to students in over 80 nations, said on Monday it has raised $113 million in a new financing round as it looks to further scale its business to reach more learners. The Series D financing round for the 10-year-old startup…

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Zuckerberg unconvincingly feigns ignorance of data-sucking VPN scandal
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Zuckerberg unconvincingly feigns ignorance of data-sucking VPN scandal

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg appeared less than entirely truthful at today’s House Judiciary hearing, regarding last year’s major Onavo controversy, in which his company paid teenagers to use a VPN app that reported detailed data on their internet use. Though he may not have outright lied about it, his answers were evasive and misleading enough to…

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Report: Zuckerberg Tells Facebook Employees He Won’t Change Policies Based on ‘Threat’ from Advertisers
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Report: Zuckerberg Tells Facebook Employees He Won’t Change Policies Based on ‘Threat’ from Advertisers

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly has told employees not to worry, assuring them that advertisers that have boycotted the social media giant will return “soon enough.” According to a report from the Information, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently told employees that he’s not worried about the recent boycott of the social media platform by major…

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan respond to Chan Zuckerberg Initiative scientists’ open letter on Trump
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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan respond to Chan Zuckerberg Initiative scientists’ open letter on Trump

Mark Zuckberg and Priscilla Chan have penned a response to an open letter sent last week by a group of over 140 scientists who are working on projects funded by the Chan Zuckberberg Initiative. The letter, included in full below, expressed concerns about how Facebook manages misinformation and harmful, offensive and discriminatory language toward specific…

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Zuckerberg explains why Facebook won’t take action on Trump’s recent posts
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Zuckerberg explains why Facebook won’t take action on Trump’s recent posts

In a statement posted to Facebook late Friday afternoon, Mark Zuckerberg offered up an explanation of why his company did not contextualize or remove posts from the accounts associated with President Donald Trump that appeared to incite violence against American citizens. “We looked very closely at the post that discussed the protests in Minnesota to…

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Mark Zuckerberg Leaps Warren Buffett on Rich List as Facebook Creates More Divisive World
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Mark Zuckerberg Leaps Warren Buffett on Rich List as Facebook Creates More Divisive World

Mark Zuckerberg overtakes Warren Buffett en route to become the world’s third-richest person. Zuckerberg’s fortune soars as Facebook stock prints fresh all-time highs. Facebook’s stock is soaring despite controversial reports about its ‘divisive’ algorithms. Mark Zuckerberg is now the third richest person on the planet as shares of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) print fresh all-time highs. The…

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Zuckerberg details the ways Facebook and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are responding to COVID-19
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Zuckerberg details the ways Facebook and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are responding to COVID-19

Mark Zuckerberg has outlined some of the steps that Facebook and his family’s non-profit, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, are taking to respond to the spread of both the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 and viral misinformation about the illness, in a statement posted earlier this evening.Facebook’s response focuses on three areas: providing accurate information; stopping…

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Elon Musk Flames Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter for ‘Lame’ Facebook
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Elon Musk Flames Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter for ‘Lame’ Facebook

Earlier this month Sacha Baron Cohen hyperventilated that Mark Zuckerberg rules information like an emperor over Facebook. Elon Musk chimed in with a more measured reply. But it’s more accurate too. Facebook isn’t dangerous. It’s lame. Here’s what’s wrong with Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Mark Zuckerberg’s control over people’s photos of their dinner is giving Sacha Baron…

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