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A San Francisco city official is introducing a resolution to condemn the city’s public hospital for naming itself after Mark Zuckerberg — the latest escalation of a five-year quest, led mostly by nurses and other health care workers, to disassociate the institution from the controversial Facebook founder.

The resolution, introduced late Thursday by San Francisco supervisor Gordan Mar, wouldn’t strip the hospital of the Zuckerberg name, bestowed on the hospital after he and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, donated $75 million to the institution in 2015.


But the threat of an official condemnation of the hospital’s name — in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that is testing health systems across the country — is a testament to the depths of anger among the hospital’s employees and others in the city over Facebook’s seeming inability to police violent and extremist content on its platform.

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