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«I Have Blood on My Hands»: A Whistleblower Says Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation

«I Have Blood on My Hands»: A Whistleblower Says Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation

«Most of the world outside the West was effectively the Wild West with myself as the part-time dictator» — writes a former Facebook employee tasked with identifying and fighting attempts to use the platform for undermining elections. In a damning memo, she describes how Facebook knew of such malicious activity around the world, from India, Ukraine, to Spain, Brazil, Bolivia, and Ecuador — and was slow to act. It’s not an easy issue to deal with, but it’s also an issue the company with yearly profits of $25 billion chooses not to spend more resources on.



Published in Weekly Filet #317