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Mark Zuckerberg blamed his long-serving COO Sheryl Sandberg for the fallout surrounding the Cambridge Analytica scandal which rocked Facebook earlier this year and sparked consumer fears over whether or not they could trust the company, it has been claimed.
The Wall Street Journal cites several unnamed sources who claim Zuckerberg blamed Sandberg for her handling of the scandal.
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Sandberg, who joined Facebook from Google in 2008, was entrusted with heading up the company's Communications strategies.
According to the sources, Zuckerberg did not respond well to how she handled the breach which involved Cambridge Analytica, a firm which helped shape the Trump campaign and has been linked to Brexit, buying the data of 51million Facebook users without them knowing about it.
Zuckerberg - Days - Scandal - March - Year
It took Zuckerberg five days to respond to the scandal when it erupted in March this year.
He and Sandberg issued coordinated statements saying they regretted it but which stopped short of apologizing for it.
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According to the Journal, Sandberg feared for her job afterwards and told friends she thought Zuckerberg might fire her over it.
In recent months, he has taken on a more combative leadership approach which is reminiscent of how he behaved in the company's infancy, the insiders claim.
Mantra - Things
The mantra he has returned to, they say, is 'move fast break things'.
'The change in attitude is down to his feelings that Facebook is 'at war' with the media which, the sources say, is who...
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