Zhang, who labored as an information scientist on the tech large for nearly three years, wrote a prolonged memo when she was fired by Fb final yr detailing how she believed the corporate was not doing sufficient to sort out hate and misinformation — notably in smaller and creating international locations. Zhang mentioned the corporate informed her she was fired due to efficiency points.
Chatting with CNN at her residence within the Bay Space on Sunday, Zhang mentioned she was inspired that there gave the impression to be bipartisan help for motion referring to the safety of youngsters on-line following Fb whistleblower Frances Haugen’s testimony to a Senate subcommittee final week.
She declined to share when requested by CNN what info she had supplied or to which company. An FBI spokesperson declined to remark Monday including, “the FBI doesn’t usually affirm, deny, or in any other case touch upon info or suggestions we might obtain from the general public.”
A Fb spokesperson pushed again on that cost Monday, saying the corporate had invested billions in security and safety lately.
“We’ve got additionally taken down over 150 networks searching for to control public debate since 2017, and so they have originated in over 50 international locations, with the bulk coming from or centered outdoors of the US. Our monitor report reveals that we crack down on abuse overseas with the identical depth that we apply within the US,” the spokesperson added.
– CNN’s Christina Carrega contributed reporting