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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is interviewed by Recode's Kara Swisher. Photo: Ina Fried/Axios

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that much of the anti-tech backlash is based on a combination of economic insecurity and concerns that the companies aren't doing enough to keep their own platforms safe.

"We need to address both sides," Sandberg said in an interview at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit in San Francisco.

Why it matters: Facebook and other social media companies have been under increasing fire from a variety of corners.

Sandberg reiterated much of the company's past statements on the election and Russia interference, promising the company takes its responsibilities seriously and continues to learn.

"That responsibility grows as we grow," she said, in response to a question from interviewer Kara Swisher.

Also: Sandberg addressed issues around women in tech and the role sexual harassment has played.

We need a world where women don’t get sexually harassed, period. Full stop. But that’s not enough. We need a world where women and women of color in particularly get equal opportunity. It is not enough not to harass us.
— Sheryl Sandberg

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Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: WHO: AstraZeneca vaccine must be evaluated on "more than a press release."
  2. Politics: McConnell temporarily halts in-person lunches for GOP caucus.
  3. Economy: Safety nets to disappear in DecemberAmazon hires 1,400 workers a day throughout pandemic.
  4. Education: U.S. public school enrollment drops as pandemic persists.
  5. Cities: Surge in cases forces San Francisco to impose curfew — Los Angeles County issues stay-at-home order, limits gatherings.
  6. Sports: NFL bans in-person team activities Monday, Tuesday due to COVID-19 surge — NBA announces new coronavirus protocols.
  7. World: London police arrest more than 150 during anti-lockdown protests — Thailand, Philippines sign deal with AstraZeneca for vaccine.

Tony Hsieh, longtime Zappos CEO, dies at 46

Tony Hsieh. Photo: FilmMagic/FilmMagic

Tony Hsieh, the longtime ex-chief executive of Zappos, died on Friday after being injured in a house fire, his lawyer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was 46.

The big picture: Hsieh was known for his unique approach to management, and following the 2008 recession his ongoing investment and efforts to revitalize the downtown Las Vegas area.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
14 hours ago - Economy & Business

The unicorn stampede is coming

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Airbnb and DoorDash plan to go public in the next few weeks, capping off a very busy year for IPOs.

What's next: You ain't seen nothing yet.