Electronic Union – Abu Dhabi
A former employee of the social media giant revealed that she submitted documents to the US authorities revealing that the company committed serious violations, expressing her willingness to testify before Congress.
CNN said Sophie Zhang, who previously worked for Facebook as a “data scientist”, wrote a memo after her termination saying the company had not done enough to combat misinformation on its network outside the United States, according to CNN. Al Arabiya website.
“If Congress wants me to testify, I will do my civic duty,” Zhang wrote on Twitter on Monday.
Zhang asserted in the memo that during her tenure at the company she “found multiple blatant attempts by foreign governments to misuse our platform on a large scale to mislead their citizens.”
“Detailed documentation of potential criminal violations has been submitted to a US law enforcement agency, and the investigation is ongoing,” Zhang wrote on Twitter. Zhang did not reveal to CNN which agencies received the information. The story of this new witness comes just days after Frances Haugen testified before Congress about wrongdoing within Facebook.
For his part, a Facebook spokesperson told CNN Monday that the company has invested billions in safety and security. “We have also removed more than 150 networks that seek to manipulate public debate since 2017, and our track record shows that we are addressing abuse of the platform abroad with the same intensity we do in the United States,” he continued.