Facebook’s shareholders have filed a plea to remove Mark Zuckerberg’s name from the company’s board of directors, thus ending his term as the company’s CEO.

According to a report by Venture Beat, at least 333,000 people have filed the petition seeking the ouster of Mark Zuckerberg as the Facebook CEO.

The proposal was filed by the members of corporate watchdog group SumOfUs who hold shares in Facebook. It said Facebook is undergoing severe criticism for its role in the promotion of misleading news, censorship and hate speeches and alleged inconsistencies in the application of Facebook’s community guidelines and content policies.

“Facebook is receiving criticism regarding its perceived role in the promotion of misleading news; censorship, hate speech and alleged inconsistencies in the application of Facebook’s community guidelines and content policies; targeting of ad views based on race; collaboration with law enforcement other government agencies,” the proposal said.

Mark Zuckerberg has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 2012.

First Published | 8 February 2017 8:41 AM
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