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Facebook Whistleblower Sophie Zhang Has a Message for the Tech Press, Too

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Facebook whistleblower and data scientist Sophie Zhang with her cat

After her eye-opening revelations about Facebook, data scientist Sophie Zhang wishes to just be at home with her cats.

Sophie Zhang

Somewhere along the line, Sophie Zhang got cast as whistleblower No. 2 in the Facebook drama, but the former Facebook data scientist alleged back in April, before Frances Haugen, that the company was turning a blind eye to international election interference in a series of Guardian articles. And those interviews came more than six months after a version of her now-infamous goodbye memo was leaked to and published by BuzzFeed News.

In an interview, Zhang talks about renewed interest in her story, her famous good-bye letter, things she would've done differently, comparisons with whistleblower Frances Haugen, and more.

From Protocol
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