Mark Zuckerberg lost $6 billion and his head of security in one day
Facebook’s security chief Alex Stamos is planning on leaving the company, according to the New York Times. Stamos–one of the more public-facing employees at the company–is parting ways over disagreements with how the company has handled its problem with misinformation.
In a tweet this evening, Stamos appeared to dispute the Times story. “Despite the rumors, I’m still fully engaged with my work at Facebook. It’s true that my role did change. I’m currently spending more time exploring emerging security risks and working on election security.” He did not address his future plans.
Facebook has come under new fire over revelations that data firm Cambridge Analytica was able to access millions of users’ personal data and use it for political microtargeting. When this news broke, Stamos took to Twitter to defend and contextualize Facebook’s actions, arguing that the incident did not amount to a “data breach.”