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#151 - Sophie Zhang - Whistleblowing On Facebook: Fake Engagement and Election Manipulation

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#151 - Sophie Zhang - Whistleblowing On Facebook: Fake Engagement and Election Manipulation
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Sophie Zhang is a data scientist and whistleblower who formerly worked at Facebook. From 2018 to 2020, while she was investigating "fake engagement" at Facebook, she uncovered abusive political manipulation and opposition harassment networks in 25 countries. Zhang reported that most of these subversive networks use Facebook's organization pages, configured with human names and photos to mimic human accounts in order to successfully escape Facebook's emerging efforts to counter fake users. She personally made decisions affecting countless world leaders and countries with no public oversight. British newspaper The Guardian is dedicating a series, The Facebook Loophole, based on Zhang's resources and accounts, to report on these Facebook-based political manipulations. If you haven’t already and you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to this podcast and our mailing list, and don’t forget, my book, Brexit: The Establishment Civil War, is now out, you’ll find the links in the description below. [**Express VPN 12 Months 35% off!!**](https://www.xvinlink.com/?a_fid=chatter) [**Watch Us On Odysee.com - Sign up and watch videos to earn crypto-currency!**](https://odysee.com/$/invite/@TheJist:4) [**Amazon Music 3 Months Free**](https://www.amazon.co.uk/music/unlimited?tag=thejist00-21) [** 34% BREXIT:THE ESTABLISHMENT CIVIL WAR HERE**]( https://amzn.to/39XXVjq) [***Get 25% off podcast hosting with Podiant***](https://pcast.link/chatter/) [***Order GameStop T-shirts Here!***](https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/to-the-moon-59) ***RESOURCES*** https://twitter.com/szhang_ds https://www.independent.co.uk/news/insider-qa-sophie-zhang-facebook-whistleblower-facebook-honduras-buzzfeed-ecuador-azerbaijan-b1848538.html https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/apr/12/facebook-fake-engagement-whistleblower-sophie-zhang https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/sophie-zhang-facebook-whistleblower-interview/article34576961.ece https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/mqw86u/i_am_sophie_zhang_whistleblower_at_fb_i_worked_to/ Follow us on [Twitter]( https://twitter.com/Give_Me_TheJist) or [sign up for our mailing list here]( http://eepurl.com/cSmT7v) to get information on my book, [Brexit: The Establishment Civil War](http://www.establishmentcivilwar.co.uk/). Music from Just Jim - [https://soundcloud.com/justjim](https://soundcloud.com/justjim)
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