Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook has been advised to quit Facebook board to protect user privacy , according to investor Scott Stringer.
Stringer has invested an almost one billion dollars stake in the social media platform.
The financial officer said an independent chairman for the board was needed to ensure privacy safeguards after revelations that data was harvested from more than 50 million Facebook accounts by Cambridge Analytica.
Earlier,the facebook CEO defended himself against criticism from Apple’s Tim Cook.
Mark Zuckerberg said that Cook’s suggestion that his company did not care about users was “extremely glib.”
Cook criticised Facebook last week in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, saying it was an “invasion of privacy” to traffic the personal data of users.
When asked what he would do if he were Zuckerberg, Cook said he “wouldn’t be in that situation.”