chief security officer of Facebook, Alex Stamos, announced in a Facebook
post that his last day with the company will be
August 17th. The tech giant will not name a new chief security officer
to take Stamos' position, although the announcement comes a day after
Facebook said it discovered more malicious actors using the platform to
manipulate U.S. political discussion, The
Verge reports. Instead, Facebook moved a number of security
engineers into the company's different divisions. Stamos will join the
Stanford faculty in the fall where he will teach classes on
2018 - Facebook Security Quits After Admitting Anti-Trump Account
In what could be seen as
peculiar timing, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Mr Alex Stamos
announced he would be leaving the company and take up a position at
The events come only one day
after the social media platform admitted it had shut down several
accounts that were trying to influence the US 2018 midterm elections.
Although MSM and Facebook did not specify which political preference
the accounts had, it was clear from screenshots and account names that
they were all anti-Trump.
Mr. Stamos announced: “While
I have greatly enjoyed this work, the time has come for me to move on
from my position as Chief Security Officer at Facebook.”
“Starting in September, I
will join Stanford University full-time as a teacher and researcher.”
Rumor has it that the Chief
Security Officer (who will not be replaced apparently) was eager to
depart after he had fallen out with Facebook’s leadership over their
decision on how to handle the state-sponsored disinformation scandal
over Russian intelligence.
Already in March, he had
stated that “despite the rumors, I’m still fully engaged with my work
at Facebook,” whilst admitting that he was assigned a new role
focusing on “emerging security risks and working on election
Meanwhile, social media is
full of questions over the latest revelations by Facebook that they
had shut down several fake accounts aimed at trying to influence the
US 2018 Midterm elections.
I’m very concerned that
Russia will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the
upcoming Election. Based on the fact that no President has been
tougher on Russia than me, they will be pushing very hard for the
Democrats. They definitely don’t want Trump!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2018
discovery comes exactly one week after US President Trump stated that
he was “very concerned that Russia will be fighting very hard to have
an impact on the upcoming Election”.
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