Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook needs "to do better"

Sheryl Sandberg on stage at DID conference
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Photo: Lino Mirgeler/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg acknowledged at a conference in Germany on Sunday that the social network had a rough 2018 and that "we need to do better to protect people's data," CNBC reports.

Why it matters: 2019 will be the year Facebook continues to apologize. As Axios' Scott Rosenberg previously reported, 2018 was going to be the year CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally fixed Facebook, but it became Zuckerberg's apology tour.

"Zucked" book takes aim at Facebook

Book cover of Roger McNamee's "Zucked" showing a thumbs' down icon squashing a globe
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In his new book, due out next month, Facebook investor Roger McNamee reiterates his claims that the social network is bad for society while also offering fresh details on his efforts to bring regulatory attention to the company.

Why it matters: McNamee’s status as a one-time adviser to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has made him one of the company’s most prominent critics. But Facebook is pushing back: "The reality is Roger McNamee hasn’t been involved with Facebook for a decade," said a spokesperson.

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