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AP Images - Matt Rourke

AP Images - Matt Rourke

Is it Ethical to Work at Facebook?

Don Heider, executive director, quoted by Tech Policy Press.

Heider, the Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, told me that the way the company is governed is simply unhealthy. “What’s frustrated people, especially about Facebook, is that because it has a CEO who is also the chair of the board, he ultimately is responsible to himself and no one else.” 

A board must comprise individuals “that really care about the company and also care about humanity– who will make decisions for profit, but also be concerned with good, be concerned with human beings,” said Heider. “And so if you have that, then you can have some kind of balance in there.”

Don Heider, executive director, quoted by Tech Policy Press.