Friday November 16, 2018
NEV IORK (Reuters)
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, said on Thursday that he was unaware that his company hired a public relations firm accused of using a tactile tactic and that it was read in the paper.
The New York Times announced on Wednesday that Facebook has hired a Defenders company to shed light on critics, including US billionaire George Soros.
In a telephone conversation with reporters, Zuckerberg said that the first time he learned of his co-operation with veterans, he read the report by the New York Times.
"Personally, I did not know how to work with them."
Zuckerberg told reporters that in a company that has the size of Facebook, employees sometimes do things they do not know.
Facebook said earlier on Thursday that it had reduced its relationship with war veterans.
Facebook said it had broken a contract with Defenders on Wednesday night, but denied the company was using it to publish false information.
"That's not enough," said Patrick Gaspard, president of Soros's open societies, in a fourth comment on Twitter's Social Network on Thursday. "Not enough" to end the relationship with defense lawyers.
The gospel came after the company issued a statement stating that it was "dissatisfied with" the alleged "rooted rumors" against a Hungarian-American billionaire who supports progressive problems and emancipation issues.