By: Steve Dellar | 03-20-2018 | News
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Facebook Took $35bn Hit As Zuckerberg Sold Shares Before Scandal Broke

Facebook shares lost $35bn in a single day amid an ever larger backlash from politicians on both sides of the Atlantic ocean over how the company handled a data breach. The social media giant’s stock fell by 7% on Monday, which is the most in four years.

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The fall in Facebook shares also had its effect on the so-called other FANGS (tech shares like Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google and Snapchat).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mark Zuckerberg cashed out $5M shares knowing he&#39;s about to lose lots of subscribers due to his dirty spy ring. His wife is a Chinese national too. I&#39;m pretty sure CISCO and CGI&#39;s CFO Dennis Chang is involved in the spy-ring too. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; TrumpsBlonde™️🇮🇪🇭🇺🇩🇪🇺🇸 (@TrumpsBlonde) <a href="">March 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Meanwhile CEO Mark Zuckerberg saw his personal wealth decline by about $5bn, but some report that it could have been much worse. Mr Zuckerberg, whom many in the European press say ‘holds great power but bears little responsibility’ had been selling Facebook shares for a value of some $900 million since the beginning of the year, thus saving some $45 million in having sold that off before the news broke.

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The 4.9 million shares the Facebook CEO sold this year would normally be worth $855 million, but as they were sold before the news of the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, Mr Zuckerberg made about $900 million (according to calculations using average weighted prices reported to the US Securities and Exchange Commission).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Facebook&#39;s stock is plummeting amid the company&#39;s latest crisis. But if you&#39;re Mark Z., you&#39;ve already been dumping your stocks, knowing this day was coming. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; #QAnon (@dekdarion) <a href="">March 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Last year, thanks to a new financial plan put in place, Mr Zuckerberg regained voting control of most of the shares. At the time, he wrote in an explanatory note: “Over the past year and a half, Facebook’s business has performed well and the value of our stock has grown to the point that I can fully fund our philanthropy and retain voting control of Facebook for 20 years or more.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ma reiterate, Mark Zuckerberg has sold more than 2 million shares of his own FB stock in recent weeks. You think he knows something you don&#39;t?? Are you still posting on FB??? <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#QAnon</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GreatAwakening</a></p>&mdash; Cindy Sutton (@csutton1959) <a href="">March 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“As a result, I’ve asked our board to withdraw the proposal to reclassify our stock — and the board has agreed.”


Twitter: #QAnon #news #USA #Maga #Trump #Facebook #TuesdayThoughts

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Anonymous No. 20999 2018-03-20 : 12:59

Fuckerberg needs to go down for inside trading! Actually it's the coverup and lies to investigators that get you hung and only their enemies get investigated.

Jackie No. 21002 2018-03-20 : 13:55

This is not passing the smell test. Something very rotten going on. He is running……scared.

What I don't understand is, how

??facebook?? shares got so valueable in the first place!

Anonymous No. 21004 2018-03-20 : 14:16

It is FB and has deep spources…. he likely was able to use Data mines data to sell prior to and minimize his losses.

Think how many $$$$ Billions $$$$ he and others have made selling your foolishly posted info.

zombie No. 21036 2018-03-20 : 19:04

Is he too big to jail too?

Anonymous No. 21050 2018-03-20 : 23:37

HAs too much info to jail.

He'll get fined a few Million $$$$ at the ABSOLUTELY MOST. Just pocket change to him.

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