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    Facebook Security Chief Quits Amid New Meddling Crisis

    Alex Stamos announced yesterday he’ll be leaving the company for a position at Stanford University teaching and conducting research. The chief security officer’s departure, reportedly planned since last year, comes a day after Facebook revealed it’s still being used to manipulate political discussion ahead of November’s midterm elections. The company has been dogged by rumors that Stamos disagreed with how the network responded to Russia’s 2016 disinformation campaign. Rather than replacing Stamos, Facebook’s embedding security engineers across its divisions and will, it stated, “continue to evaluate what kind of structure works best.”

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