This story in the New York Times suggests that both CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg were at odds with those who pressed for full disclosure on Facebook’s role in spreading disinformation. The story also indicates how obsessed Zuckerberg and Sandberg are about their public image; and Sandberg has become an impressive role model for women.
Unless they come clean with what they knew, when they found out, and what they did about it, their reputations and that of Facebook will be in tatters. For Sandberg, it is even more significant because a failure to “Lean In” on this will make a mockery of what she has espoused.
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