From Facebook’s leaving the head of the security Department

Из Facebook уходит глава отдела безопасности

After the scandal with the Russian political advertising from Facebook out the head of the security social network. Many companies believe that it is too thoroughly investigated Russian intervention.

Speakers for a more thorough investigation of Russian interference in the social network head of Facebook security Alex Stamos is leaving the company due to disagreements with colleagues and management. As the newspaper writes The New York Times, daily duties Stamos was in December transferred to other employees. He will work until August for the preparation of the changer, and to avoid reputational costs.

Stamos will be the first senior officer of Facebook, who will leave the company after the scandal with the Russian political advertising, influencing the minds of American voters. In September of 2017 Facebook announced that for the period from June 2015 to may 2017 Kremlin structures have been placed around 3000 ad in the amount of $ 100,000.

The organizers of the advertising campaign tried to deepen the rift in American society when discussing controversial topics related to the LGBT community, immigration, gun control. Following the report, Facebook has tightened control over political advertising.

Many Facebook user believe that led by Samos security Department too much attention was paid to the Russian intervention. Those companies which, like Twitter, did not conduct such thorough investigations, did not come under fire, I think in Facebook, according to The New York Times.

So, Facebook plans before the elections in Congress in November of this year to proceed with the verification of persons who for a fee are going to place political advertising in this social network.

Source: Russian service of DW


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