Outside of Facebook’s shareholders meeting, one man protests the social media giant. The company is a terrible company and I think it’s a terrible stock to own right now. His message to Facebook shareholders is simple. Sell Facebook. Investors, large and small, file in to tell company leaders what they think. That’s particularly true this year in the wake of a user data scandal and reports on how Russian propaganda infiltrated Facebook to influence elections worldwide.
I want to see how Mark Zuckerberg and company are going to handle what happened last year with the infamous political scandal where they use the Facebook data to influence our election. In recent months, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced a barrage of questions about the service. This has been an intense year! The company’s stock plunged after reports that users data ended up with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, but for some the crisis was an opportunity.
So I bought the Facebook shares after the Cambridge scandal broke and now it’s going up and I’ve had about thirteen percent gains on those holdings. Natasha Lamb is the managing partner at Arjuna capital. What we would like to see is that kind of transparency around reporting and so that that were not surprised like we’ve been this past year. Those are disturbing revelations and it’s not an it’s not something that investors want popping up, and you know experience the drop in market value from that. Her proposals one on gender pay equity and another requiring Facebook to report on the content of its site both lost, but she says it’s important to be at the meeting. Its shareholder proposals send a signal to management, they send a signal to the board that they need to pay attention.
At the meeting, Zuckerberg acknowledges shift in the company’s approach. We didn’t do enough to be proactive and looking at how people can try to abuse these tools. The main thing that we need to do right now is make sure that we take a broader review of what our responsibility is to our community. For shareholders, whether the company’s changes can translate into a boost in Facebook stock price remains to be seen.
Michelle Quinn, VOA News, Menlo Park California.
1. That’s particularly true this year in the wake of a user data scandal
in the wake of 在……之后，随着
In the wake of developments in science and technology, man has become more capable of conquering nature.
随着科学技术的发展， 人们征服自然的能力也越来越强了 。
2. The company’s stock plunged after reports that users data ended up with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica,
end up with 以……结束
You should end up with something similar to what I have below.
我倒是先给看看扎克伯格及其公司将如何应对去年臭名昭著的政治丑闻，当时有人通过脸书的数据来影响美国大选 。最近几个月来，脸书首席执行官扎克伯格受到了有关脸书服务的连番质问 。这一年重磅消息纷至沓来 。脸书的股票一跌再跌，因为有报道称用户数据被政治资讯类公司剑桥分析盗用 。不过，对有些人来说，这次危机是一个良机 。
剑桥分析丑闻爆出后，我就买了脸书的股票 。现在，脸书股票稳步上涨，我赚了大概13% 。娜塔莎(Natasha Lamb)是阿朱纳资本的任事股东 。我们想看到透明化的报道，这不足为奇，因为去年我们也是同样的期望 。这样的曝光让人坐立不安，因为投资者不愿意看到这样的事情出现，因为股票会因此下跌 。她有两个提议，一是男女报酬平等，另一个是要求脸书公开其网站内容，这两个提议均为得到采纳 。但娜塔莎表示，参加这样的会议还是很重要的 。脸书的股东提议会上传到管理层，然后上传到董事会有哪些事情需要注意 。
在会议上，扎克伯格承认公司的做法有所偏离 。我们做的工作还不够积极，没有监管好滥用脸书工具的不轨之人 。现在我们需要做的主要工作是确保更广泛地审查自己对大众的职责 。对股东而言，脸书的诸多转变是否能转化为股价的上升还有待观察 。
感谢收听米歇尔(Michelle Quinn)为您从加州门洛帕克发回的报道 。