Tech giant Facebook has reportedly told staff it will restrict access to internal message boards to avoid leaks following testimony from far-left “whistleblower” Frances Haugen. This change was quickly disclosed.
The New York Times reports that tech giant Facebook told employees earlier this week that it would soon start restricting access to certain internal message boards in an effort to prevent the leak of internal documents and data. Facebook said some message boards related to platform security and election integrity will be sealed.
Facebook told employees that some groups will soon be made private and will soon start going through certain platform integrity-related discussion groups and removing people who don’t work directly on safety and security. security.
The NYT reports that in an announcement, a technical director wrote that “as everyone is probably aware, we have seen an increase in the number of integrity-related leaks in recent months.” The manager added: “These leaks are not representative of the nuances and complexities involved in our work and have often been taken out of context, leading to a poor characterization of our work outdoors.”
In a statement to NYT Facebook appeared to confirm the change and said it has been working on the move for months. A Facebook spokesperson said in a statement: “Leaks decrease the effectiveness, efficiency and morale of teams that work every day to meet the challenges of operating a platform for billions. of people. They can also endanger employees working on sensitive topics externally and lead to complex, distorted and misunderstood topics. “
The NYT consulted internal staff comments regarding the change. One employee said, “Separating those dedicated to integrity will both undermine active collaborative efforts and reduce the cultural expectation that integrity is everyone’s responsibility. “
Breitbart News has reported extensively on Frances Haugen, Facebook’s far-left “whistleblower” who will meet with Facebook’s Supervisory Board and the British Parliament in the coming weeks.
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