Basereporter.com August 2. Head of information security Facebook Alex Stamos announced that he will leave his post on August 17.
“August 17 is my last day at Facebook, and although I lose the pleasure side by side to work with my friends, I’m glad so many dedicated, thoughtful and skilled people continue to solve all these problems,” he wrote on Wednesday Stamos on his page in Facebook.
In March, the New York Times reported that Stamos was in favour of wider disclosure of information about alleged Russian intervention in the American elections, which met with resistance from his colleagues.
July 27, left the company’s General counsel Colin Stretch. Care Stamos was the third resignation of senior officials over the past few weeks. According to the newspaper The Wall Street Journal in June about his departure from the company, said chief Director for domestic policy and communications Elliot Schrage.
Media and legislators in the United States have made numerous claims that Russia has placed in social networks of political advertising to sow discord in American society and to influence the outcome of presidential elections in the United States in 2016. In November last year, representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google performed in this regard at a hearing in the U.S. Congress. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the approval, on this subject, said that the Kremlin has no relation to the placement of political advertising in social networks and do not know who is behind these orders.