The Facebook Loophole

How Facebook let fake engagement distort global politics: a whistleblower's account

The inside story of Sophie Zhang’s battle to combat rampant manipulation as executives delayed and deflected

The Guardian

by Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco
Via: The Guardian

Shortly before Sophie Zhang lost access to Facebook’s systems, she published one final message on the company’s internal forum, a farewell tradition at Facebook known as a “badge post”.

“Officially, I’m a low-level [data scientist] who’s being fired today for poor performance,” the post began. “In practice, in the 2.5 years I’ve spent at Facebook, I’ve … found multiple blatant attempts by foreign national governments to abuse our platform on vast scales to mislead their own citizenry, and caused international news on multiple occasions.”

Publish : 2021-04-13 08:25:00

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