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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke July 20, 2020

No, Wayfair’s CEO has not resigned

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  • Wayfair said CEO Niraj Shah did not step down.
 

There’s no evidence to support a viral conspiracy theory that online home goods retailer Wayfair is trafficking children on its website. And claims that the company’s CEO has stepped down in the fallout from this fake scandal are also wrong. 

"Wayfair CEO steps down," reads the text of an image being shared on Facebook. The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.) 

Wayfair’s CEO and co-chairman, Niraj Shah, founded the company with Steve Conine in 2002, according to descriptions of Wayfair’s executive leadership team on its website. 

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A spokesperson for Wayfair told PolitiFact that Shah has not resigned. 

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