1. Meet The New Breed Of Activist Investors Who Are Trying To Give Silicon Valley A Conscience

    Meet The New Breed Of Activist Investors Who Are Trying To Give Silicon Valley A Conscience

    Last Thursday, hundreds of Facebook shareholders at the company’s annual meeting in Menlo Park, California listened politely as top executives discussed the social media giant’s performance metrics and goals–until Natasha Lamb got up out of her chair and stood to face the board. She demanded that the company address its fake news problem by publishing a formal report about its prevalence on the site and its impact...

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    1. We are talking about content that is posted and disseminated with the intent to mislead, not the mainstream media, which the President refers to as fake news.
    2. We do have a special focus on trying to reduce the prevalence of false news in the system, and there're a bunch of different ways that we're going about this.
    3. They had never engaged the shareholders in such a constructive way.
    4. You would expect Sheryl Sandberg, given her pro-woman rhetoric, to be a leader in this issue.
    5. There's been an explosion of interest.
    6. Investors should be thinking about where the puck is going.
    7. Activist voices can be a positive force in keeping companies accountable and responsive.
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