Facebook security chief Alex Stamos reportedly planning to leave
Facebook’s security chief Alex Stamos is leaving Facebook. But it is not due to latest backlash about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica; instead, the social network’s CSO is stepping down due to disagreements about how Facebook should have handled the spread of disinformation.
The New York Times reported that much of disagreement “is rooted in how much Facebook should publicly share about how nation states misused the platform and debate over organizational changes in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections.”
Although Stamos is not leaving until August, Facebook “has already taken away Stamos’ responsibilities to counter government-sponsored disinformation,” according to Reuters.