San Francisco Supervisor Makes Impassioned Argument For Removing Mark Zuckerberg’s Name From Public Hospital
Formerly named San Francisco General Hospital, the facility changed its name in 2015 to the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center after Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, made a $75 million donation. But now San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin wants it removed.
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SF Supervisor Wants Mark Zuckerberg’s Name Removed From Public Hospital
Citing Facebook’s mishandling of user privacy and its use of an opposition research firm to discredit critics, San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin is pushing to remove Mark Zuckerberg’s name from the city’s public hospital. The hospital was renamed Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital in 2015 after the Facebook CEO and his wife contributed $75 million to the hospital’s foundation. (Ho, 11/28)
S.F. Supervisor Pushes To Wipe Zuckerberg's Name From City Hospital
“I really want the city to reassess the value of giving up these naming rights and the message this sends relative to our role as stewards of the public trust,” Peskin told what appeared to be a generally receptive board. Zuckerberg has been under fire over his company's failure to combat fake news and Russian political meddling, particularly as it played out in the 2016 election. He has also been sharply criticized for Facebook's mishandling of user privacy data. (Corral and Green, 11/28)