The former “data scientist” at Facebook, Sophie Zhang, said that she felt as if her hands were stained with blood after working at Facebook, and that she was ready to testify before Congress about her former president, and she also told CNN that she had transferred documents about the company, to an American official body. .
Zhang, who worked as a “data scientist” at the tech giant for nearly three years, wrote a lengthy memo when Facebook fired her last year detailing how she thought the company was not doing what was needed to fight hate and misinformation.
Zhang noted that the company told her she was fired due to performance issues.
Speaking to CNN at her San Francisco Bay Area home on Sunday, Zhang said she was encouraged that there appeared to be bipartisan support for action against Facebook.
“Detailed documentation of potential criminal violations has been submitted to a US law enforcement agency. My understanding is that the investigation is still ongoing,” Zhang said on Twitter on Sunday.
Zhang’s main point of contention with Facebook is that he is not serious about fighting abuse and hate on the site in countries outside the United States.
Zhang’s interview comes as a new blow to Facebook, after the statements of a former manager of the site, in addition to the major malfunctions that inflicted on the site in the last period.
Last week, a former Facebook official gave shocking testimony in a hearing before the US Senate, calling for action to seize the largest social media platform in the world.
Frances Haugen, a former Facebook content manager, said the “blue genie” was operating without any oversight, and she urged Congress to make the platform more secure.
Meanwhile, US Senator Marsha Blackburn, a Republican, said that Facebook prioritizes financial gain.
And the US senator indicated, during the hearing of the former content officer, that it was time for Facebook to change its policy.