Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Startling Revelations

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At Wednesday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capital Hill, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, was notably absent. In his place was COO Sheryl Sandberg.

On Wednesday, Sheryl Sandberg, revealed a number that was almost startling. She told the Senate Intelligence Committee that from October to last March, Facebook deleted 1.3 billion fake accounts. In other words, an alarming portion of those more than two billion users-more than the company has publicly acknowledged- were fake.

The move was a savvy one, experts say, and reflects that the company knows its CEO’s strengths and weaknesses.

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