Facebook security chief to leave amid disagreement over company’s role in spreading misinformation: report
The New York Times says Facebook’s chief information security officer is leaving in August.
The newspaper, citing current and former employees it did not name, said Alex Stamos will leave after a disagreement over how the social network should deal with its role in spreading misinformation.
It said Stamos pushed to do more to investigate and disclose Russian activity and that he stayed to oversee transferring some 100 people in his group to other divisions.
A Facebook spokeswoman did not address whether Stamos is leaving, although she pointed to a tweet in which Stamos says he’s still fully engaged at Facebook but that his role has changed.
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