In this political time of lies and deceit, it’s rare for anyone, especially a major corporation like Facebook to claim responsibility for any wrongdoings that might’ve occurred during the 2016 election.
Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, along with her other board members have been more than helpful during the Russia investigation. During a recent interview, Sandberg continued the company’s reputation of cooperation.
She said, “Things happened on our platform during this election that should not have happened. We know that we have a responsibility to do everything we can to prevent this kind of abuse.”
Sandberg elaborated by stating that Facebook had sold roughly $100,000 worth of ads to a fake company known as, the Internet Research Agency, that ended up being nothing more than a Russian “troll farm.”
It’s a sad state of affairs when our electoral, democratic process can be played with from thousands of miles away, via the Internet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stop things like this from happening again in the future.
Let’s hope that this administration does the right thing, and takes the correct steps to prevent any further tampering.
Fingers crossed on that one.
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