Sophie Zhang
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Sophie Zhang

Ms. Zhang, is a data scientist who worked at Facebook between 2018 to 2020. She wanted to work in the team dealing with election-related platform abuse but was instead put on a “site integrity fake engagement team” created to deal with bot accounts. While investigating these fake engagements, Ms. Zhang accidentally uncovered abusive political manipulation and opposition harassment networks in 25 countries including India. The whistleblower since then has been outspoken against Facebook’s involvement in manipulating public discourse.

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