Zhang, who worked as a data scientist at the tech giant for nearly three years, wrote a lengthy memo on being fired by Facebook last year, explaining that she believed the company was dealing with hate and misinformation. Not doing enough for – especially in smaller and smaller areas. developing countries. Zhang said the company told him he was fired due to performance issues.
Speaking to Granthshala at her home in the Bay Area on Sunday, Zhang said she was encouraged that there appeared to be bipartisan support for action related to the safety of children online following testimony from Facebook whistleblower Frances Hogen at a Senate subcommittee last week. it happens.
When asked by Granthshala what information he gave or to which agency, he declined to share. An FBI spokesman declined to comment Monday, saying, “The FBI generally does not confirm, deny or otherwise comment on information or suggestions it receives from the public.”
A Facebook spokesperson on Monday hit back at that allegation, saying the company has invested billions in security and security in recent years.
“We have also removed more than 150 networks seeking to manipulate public debate since 2017, and they originated in more than 50 countries, most of which come from the US or are concentrated outside. From our track record shows that we crack down on abuse abroad with the same intensity that we apply in the US,” the spokesperson said.
– Granthshala’s Christina Carrega contributed reporting
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