Butterfield grills Facebook boss on hiring diversity


During a congressional hearing on Facebook’s data collection practices and privacy policies, Rep. G.K. Butterfield grilled the social media giant’s founder on the lack of racial diversity in its ranks.

Butterfield, a Wilson Democrat and past chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, pressed Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to hire more African-American workers and promote more black employees to senior leadership posts during Wednesday testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

‘DOES NOT REFLECT AMERICA’

Citing Facebook’s own diversity figures, Butterfield noted that the company increased African-American representation from 2 percent to 3 percent in 2017.

“While this is…

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