San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin wants Mark Zuckerberg's name removed from the city's public hospital.
In an impassioned speech at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Peskin railed against the Facebook founder over allegations that the company mishandled user data. Keeping Zuckerberg's name on the building, he argued, sends the wrong message, regardless of how much money he has contributed.
“I really want the city to reassess the value of giving up these naming rights and the message this sends relative to our role as stewards of the public trust,” Peskin told what appeared to be a generally receptive board.
Zuckerberg has been under fire over his company's failure to combat fake news and Russian political meddling, particularly as it played out in the 2016 election. He has also been sharply criticized for Facebook's mishandling of user privacy data.
The San Francisco City Attorney's Office said it received Peskin's request to examine the issue, but has yet to take any position on it.