The personal cost of Mark Zuckerberg’s mistakes

This week we have run a range of stories looking at what some of the consequences might be for Mark Zuckerberg over his handling of the many scandals at Facebook. The coverage coincided with the firm’s annual developers’ conference in sunny San Jose.

Here’s a primer TV package for BBC News, which was meant to feature Facebook’s chief technology officer – but he pulled out late on:

I discussed this issue with Dominic O’Connell on Thursday morning’s Today programme. The investor vote to make him stand down as chairman obviously won’t pass, I said, but it might give us an indication about discontent over Zuckerberg’s leadership. Here’s the clip:

(Of course, I meant to say “when not if” rather than “if rather than when”. It was late.)

I went into a little more depth in a written piece for the BBC News website. My conclusion on all this:

In simpler times, back in 2015, Mark Zuckerberg had just had his first child with wife Priscilla Chan, and at the same time announced his intention to gradually step away from the day-to-day running of Facebook.

With these issues swirling, that transition might need to happen sooner than Mr Zuckerberg would have hoped.