The New York Times reports:
Facebook, which has been under fire from a former employee who has revealed that the social network knew of many of the harms it was causing, was bracing for new accusations over the weekend from the whistle-blower and said in a memo that it was preparing to mount a vigorous defense.
The whistle-blower, whose identity has not been publicly disclosed, planned to accuse the company of relaxing its security safeguards for the 2020 election too soon after Election Day, which then led it to be used in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to the internal memo obtained by The New York Times.
The whistle-blower planned to discuss the allegations on “60 Minutes” on Sunday, the memo said, and was also set to say that Facebook had contributed to political polarization in the United States.
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She left Facebook concerned, and with copies of thousands of pages of research. Meet the Facebook whistleblower.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 2, 2021
A Facebook vice president reportedly sent a 1,500-word memo to employees Friday to pre-empt the allegations that are expected to come out on Sunday. https://t.co/c28P7w6vj7
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 3, 2021
NEWS: Whistleblower will accuse Facebook of easing safeguards that led to the January 6th Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to internal memo
Policy VP Nick Clegg defends Facebook in a company-wide address from Friday evening, obtained by NYThttps://t.co/9fXF0ZwxOK
— rat king (@MikeIsaac) October 2, 2021