An Air Force veteran is suing Facebook, claiming he was fired because he raised concerns about the platform snooping on it’s users.
“A Former Facebook employee and Air Force veteran is suing Facebook (now known as Meta) claiming that he was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about fellow employees accessing deleted user data and sharing it with law enforcement,” reported Breitbart News.
The Air Force veteran, named Brennan Lawson, says he was hired in July 2018 to work on Facebook’s escalation team.
“Lawson was in charge of viewing high-profile information flagged to the company by journalists, law enforcement, and the government and enforcing the platform’s content moderation guidelines,” reports Breitbart.
“Lawson claims in 2019 that Mark Zuckerberg’s company introduced a protocol that allowed his team members to access Facebook Messenger data even if it had been deleted by a user,” according to Breitbart News.
The lawsuit between Lawson and Facebook, also known as Meta, states: “Facebook had represented to users for years that once content was deleted by its users, it would not remain on any Facebook servers and would be permanently removed.”
“Lawson alleges that he was targeted by management after questioning the legality of the protocol in a meeting and that the company used a pretext involving his grandmother’s hacked account to fire him,” Breitbart reported.
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