Zuckerberg says he won’t step down as Facebook chairman

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., right, Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, left, applaud after remotely ring the opening bell for trading at the Nasdaq MarketSite through the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, California

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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., right, Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, left, applaud after remotely ring the opening bell for trading at the Nasdaq MarketSite through the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, California

Mark Zuckerberg said he will keep his role as chairman of Facebook’s board in an interview with CNN that will aired Tuesday night.

The brand-new York Times reported last week how Facebook made attempts to deflect the controversies plaguing the company, ranging through the Cambridge Analytica scandal to how Russians attempted to use Facebook to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Since the report, many have questioned whether or not Zuckerberg should step down as chairman of the board.

During the CNN interview Tuesday, Zuckerberg was asked whether or not he might step down as chairman of Facebook’s board following the latest disclosure of scandals within the company. Zuckerberg has voting control over the board, meaning he might have to voluntarily step down through his role.

“I’m not currently thinking that will that will makes sense,” Zuckerberg told CNN.

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