SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 10-1 to pass a resolution condemning the naming of San Francisco General Hospital after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The vote came amid numerous lawsuits filed against Facebook calling for the company to be broken up.READ MORE: Downsized But Not Out, Dreamforce Conference Set to Boost Business in San Francisco
The resolution, authored by Supervisor Gordon Mar, urged the city to establish clear standards for naming rights for public institutions and properties, reserving those rights only for organizations that align with the city’s values.
The resolution is in response to hospital employees demanding to remove the name of Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg.READ MORE: Emmy Awards: 'The Crown' Dominates with Seven Wins
According to a press release issued by Media Alliance, health care workers at the hospital have long objected to the name change, citing Facebook’s data-sharing scandals and allegations the platform spreads misinformation. Most recently, the Federal Trade Commission, as well as 48 U.S. attorney generals, have accused Facebook of illegally maintaining a monopoly.
The hospital added Zuckerberg’s name back in 2015 after he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, made a $75 million donation to the hospital’s foundation, the largest donation it had ever received.MORE NEWS: Flames Reach Ancient Sequoias; Crews in Pitched Battle to Save Giant Forest Grove
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