Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) – Facebook tightens rules for accessing internal employee discussion forums: WSJ

  • Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) has tightened controls on some internal newsgroups following whistleblower disclosures that have spread to the Senate, the Wall Street Journal reports.
  • Associated content: Key takeaways from the whistleblower appearance on Facebook
  • Facebook offers its staff online discussion groups on an internal messaging system called Workplace, where staff can cooperate or exchange ideas.
  • The whistleblower, a former product manager, viewed several company documents on protecting against election interference on Facebook and shared some with Congress and the SEC.
  • Now Facebook is restricting employee viewing of group discussions on topics such as platform security and election integrity.
  • Facebook said such disclosures “can also endanger employees working on sensitive topics outside and lead to complex, distorted and misunderstood topics.”
  • Associated content: Second Facebook whistleblower agrees to testify before Senate
  • Price action: FB shares traded up 0.25% to $ 325.35 in the pre-market session last check Thursday.
  • Photo by Anthony Quintano via Wikimedia

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