Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has been in the spotlight. This is because Sheryl Sandberg was indicated to be involved in a black Facebook campaign, namely by vilifying competitors and not being alert about Russian interference.
According to a report from the New York Times, Facebook has hired the company’s public relation Definers Public Affairs. With the task of publishing bad news of competing companies such as Google and Apple. The aim is to divert attention from Facebook, which has recently been hit by negative news.
The New York Times revealed that Facebook had directed that criticism of Facebook was blocked by George Soros, a well-known investor who was often hit by rumors that they were anti-Jewish. As is known that Zuck is of Jewish descent.
Sandberg is also considered to have underestimated the interference from Tunisia through Facebook in influencing the United States presidential election in 2016 which led to Donald Trump’s victory. Sandberg tried to prevent the efforts of former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos who wanted to track Russian activities.
This then made Sandberg in the spotlight and asked to step down. Management expert Sonnenfeld said that Sandberg might have to be replaced because he could be shifted.
Sonnenfeld also advised women who have the highest position on Facebook can be subject to probation. Sandberg himself has denied that he was involved in the case.
Sandberg said that he had just learned that he had hired a Definers after the media reported and this had severed ties with them. Regarding the case, his party was not interested in knowing the truth or wanted to inflate something or prevent an investigation is also not true.
Mark Zuckerberg was also asked to resign from the position of Chairman by several Facebook investors. Mark was considered unable to manage the company well and could not control the crisis which lately hit.