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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 12:08 PM

"Zuck off": Doctors, nurses, scientists rail against Zuckerberg

San Francisco city officials are considering condemning the decision to name a local public hospital after Mark Zuckerberg—a move backed by nurses and doctors at the hospital, who have been railing against the Facebook co-founder and CEO since the hospital changed its name in 2015.

San Francisco Supervisor Gordon Mar on Tuesday introduced a resolution to the board of supervisors that would condemn the Zuckerberg name. The resolution also urges the city to establish clear rules on naming rights that reflect the city’s “values and a commitment to affirming and upholding human rights, dignity, and social and racial justice.”

Doctors and nurses at the hospital have been campaigning for the hospital to drop the name since it was first introduced in 2015, following a $75 million donation from Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician who used to work at the hospital. Over the years, hospital staff have expressed concern that the hospital is associated with Facebook and all of its problems and controversies—including, but not limited to, those related to privacy, unethical research, the dissemination of misinformation, hate speech, and disinformation.

They have written op-eds in local papers, signed petitions, passed out buttons reading “Zuck off,” and circulated letters. In one 2018 demonstration, nurses took a roll of blue masking tape to the large metal sign at the hospital’s main entrance, completely covering up “Zuckerberg” from the name.


https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/07/zuck-off-doctors-nurses-scientists-rail-against-zuckerberg/

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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 01:15 PM

1. I worked at UCSF. We always called it "General" -- SF General was a perfectly good name.

If people are true philanthropists, they don't need naming rights.

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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 02:13 PM

2. They can name it after Priscilla Chan if it is such an issue

If it is the couple's contribution, they can name it after the non-repellant half of the couple.
She seems like a respectable person (outside of apparently having chosen to marry Zuckerberg ).

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