Facebook’s Sandberg now says the company’s work with the political consultancy Definers crossed her desk
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg admitted that she had received information about the company’s work with Definers, the Republican-affiliated consultancy that conducted opposition research into Facebook’s critics. Her comments, written in a blog post the night before Thanksgiving, appeared to walk back her statements from the week of Nov 12 in which she said she did “not know” Facebook had hired Definers. Much of the post was written by outgoing policy chief Elliot Schrage – Sandberg’s post was an addendum at the bottom of Schrage’s - who offered more details about the company’s work with Definers. Schrage said that the firm was originally hired to compile news clips and provide information to reporters, but the scope of the firm’s work expanded in ways that he regretted.
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