Hillary Clinton jokes that she wouldn't mind being CEO of Facebook

  • Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was awarded Harvard University’s Radcliffe Award on Friday.
  • During the ceremony, she joked that if she could be CEO of any company, it’d be Facebook.
  • “It’s the biggest news platform in the world,” says Clinton, and needs to get its act together.

Hillary Clinton might be looking for work in Silicon Valley.

The former presidential candidate jokingly said she would prefer to be the CEO of Facebook, if she had the choice, according to video obtained by the NTK Network.

Clinton’s remarks came during an on-stage conversation with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, at a ceremony where she accepted Harvard University’s prestigious Radcliffe Award. Healey asked Clinton which company she would want to lead as CEO, and Clinton came back with Facebook, with a laugh.

“It’s the biggest news platform in the world,” Clinton said. “Most people in our country get their news, true or not, from Facebook.”

She continued to explain why she believes Facebook plays a crucial role in modern life, and needs to get its act together amid scandals around fake news and user privacy.

“Now Facebook is trying to take on some of the unexpected consequences of their business model, and I for one hope they get it right because it really is critical to our democracy that people get accurate information on which to make decisions,” she said.

However, it doesn’t look like Mark Zuckerberg is ready to give up the throne at Facebook anytime soon, no matter how much she might want to be CEO.

The Radcliffe Award is given to those who have had a “transformative impact on society,” says Harvard. Past recipients of the award include Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

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