A San Francisco supervisor on Tuesday asked city lawyers to draft a law that would remove the name of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from the San Francisco General hospital – a move that would create a change in the way the city's name became a public institution, The Mercury News reported.
The Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital was renamed in 2015 after the CEO of Facebook and his wife Priscilla Chen contributed $ 75 million. At that time, Facebook was seen as more profitable, but a series of recent controversies, including Cambridge Analytica and companies that employ Republican affiliated companies to blur their criticism, have brought the company's political influence to the lowest point of all time.
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Supervisor Aaron Peskin on Tuesday asked City Attorney Dennis Herrera to draft a law that would erode Zuckerberg's name from the hospital because he believed Facebook would no longer serve the public interest.
Peskin told The Times: "I really want this City to reassess the value of giving up these naming rights and the messages sent relative to our role as servants of public trust. More than just mentioning rights, this is about the integrity of institutions and spaces funded by the public and those available to serve the public. "
In order for the law to be continued, lawmakers will allow the public 30 days to comment before the issue is put into voting. City officials have not yet decided what to do with Zuckerberg's original donation if his name is removed from the hospital.