Sep 15, 2020

Facebook staffer sends 'blood on my hands' memo

In response, Facebook said it was working hard to stop bad actors and inauthentic behaviour. "In her memo, parts of which were published by Buzzfeed without her permission, Ms Zhang said:"In the three 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. "In response, Facebook said:"We've built specialised teams, working with leading experts, to stop bad actors from abusing our systems, resulting in the removal of more than 100 networks for co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour. Facebook took nine months to act on information about bots being used to boost president Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras. A Nato researcher told Facebook he had seen Russian activity on a high-profile US political figure, which Ms Zhang removed.

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