By: Steve Dellar | 08-01-2018 | News
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Midterms 2018 - Facebook Security Quits After Admitting Anti-Trump Account Meddling

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 Stanford University.

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.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Facebook security chief <a href="https://twitter.com/alexstamos?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AlexStamos</a> leaves Aug. 17. <a href="https://twitter.com/facebook?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Facebook</a> thinks they don&#39;t need a new CSO, despite disclosing yesterday they&#39;re under information warfare attack *right now. Midterm elections in 90-ish days. <a href="https://t.co/TFrYnhzcSP">https://t.co/TFrYnhzcSP</a></p>&mdash; Xeni Jardin 👩🏼💻 (@xeni) <a href="https://twitter.com/xeni/status/1024785918551449601?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“Starting in September, I will join Stanford University full-time as a teacher and researcher.”

Related coverage: <a href="http://thegoldwater.com/news/32863-Midterms-2018-Facebook-Closes-Fake-Anti-Trump-Accounts-Aimed-At-Meddling-In-Election">Facebook Closes Fake Anti-Trump Midterms 2018 Accounts</a>.

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 security.”

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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.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">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!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1021784726217142273?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 24, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Facebook’s self-admitted 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”.

Source:

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/1/17640852/facebook-cso-alex-stamos-departing-no-replacement

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Anonymous No. 32955 2018-08-02 : 12:28

Why are you still using that shit platform? What does making suckerface rich do for you? What benefit comes your way from giving a private company permission to mine your data and sell it to whoever they want? Why would we need probable cause to invade your privacy via a search warrant when we can just pay suckerfag for said access? The only good aspect of it is for thief’s that might be casing your home as some are soo dumb they publicly post every leg of their vacations which allows the thief to kick back and take his or her time in your home.

Anonymous No. 32962 2018-08-02 : 14:29

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