Facebook is facing calls from shareholders to “re-boot” its tarnished brand and usher in a “new era of responsible operation” in response to the scandals that have engulfed the US social media giant in recent years.
The call comes in a shareholder proposal filed by Californian non-profit group As You Sow. It outlines eight specific changes that the company should make by Labor Day in September to initiate a “Facebook 2.0”.
Included in the list are a commitment to: delete all images of child pornography and torture and the associated accounts from the platform; delete all political ads containing “lies and mistruths”; and establish systems to prevent the site being exploited going forward.
The resolution cites high-profile scandals such as use of Facebook by the Myanmar military in its campaign against the Rohingya people; the use of the network by Russia to influence the 2016 US election; and the misappropriation of users’ data by Cambri…