Saturday, July 31

Russia Election Meddling

2016 Elections, Facebook, Russia Election Meddling, Tech Insider

Facebook staffers were told by execs to scrap any mention of Russia in a 2017 white paper on the platform’s security concerns:’We started to feel like we were part of a cover-up’

Facebook's 2017 white paper initially mentioned Russian election interference, a new book says. Executives told staff to remove all mention of Russia from the white paper, "An Ugly Truth" says. Management thought it would have been "politically unwise" to include Russia, according to the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. Early drafts of a 2017 Facebook white paper on security concerns included mentions about Russia's role before company executives decided it was "politically unwise" and told them to remove it, a new book says.The first draft of the white paper from Facebook's then-chief security officer, Alex Stam...