Last week, Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress to testify about Facebook’s privacy policies. During the 10-hour testimony, Zuckerberg was also grilled on Facebook’s lack of diversity. That confrontation was a reminder of an ongoing racial and gender divide across major tech industries.
Admittedly, when juxtaposed against the assemblage of 934-year-old white men who make up the Senate, Mark Zuckerberg’s relative youth is conspicuous, as it would also be if he were in a room with a troop of vampires, or perhaps the exhumed and propped-up bodies of Genghis Khan and—I don’t know—a fucking velociraptor.
Every so often, I’ll be in a public and predominantly white space—the Pittsburgh airport, maybe, walking through the Ross Park Mall, perhaps, or at a high school basketball game in the Pittsburgh suburbs—doing whatever it is I’m doing there. Not thinking about anything, really, other than going through security,…
After being pressed by black lawmakers, Facebook has finally committed to hiring a black person to serve on its board of directors. Currently, no people of color sit on Facebook’s board.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for a cringeworthy video that praises the magic of virtual reality—while soaking in scenes of devastation from Puerto Rico.
With the advent of Facebook Live, the social media website has seen an uptick in livestreamed suicides, killings, sex crimes, abuse—the painful list goes on and on.
Editor’s note: This article contains social media posts that some may find offensive.