Former Facebook engineer Sophie Zhang made striking statements after her dismissal. Zhang said he had blood on his hands.
A former Facebook engineer shared a 6,600-word note
Facebook, which continues to be mentioned with data scandals, this time came up with the statements of a former engineer. Sophie Zhang’s comments put Facebook in a difficult position.
A note sent to Zhang, a Facebook employee who was recently fired and shared by BuzzFeed News, reveals Facebook’s political work. According to the posted note, Facebook has ignored or moved slowly to evidence that fake accounts on its platform undermined elections and political events around the world. Zhang said he also acted to impose sanctions against many prominent politicians.
Zhang emphasizes that Facebook is not actually acting maliciously, but that the problems are not approaching enough. However, he states that more attention is paid to the public side of the events.
Zhang says that in his 3 years on Facebook, there has been a large-scale abuse of Facebook by foreign national governments to mislead their own citizens. Zhang states that Facebook is engaged in political and individual manipulations to influence public opinion, especially in countries such as Ukraine and India.
It is stated that Zhang also gave up his right to severance pay of 64 thousand dollars. If Zhang had accepted this compensation, he would not have been able to speak openly about Facebook in public.