Facebook Says WikiLeaks Breaks No Terms Of Service, Allowed To Keep Account - CEO

Facebook Says WikiLeaks Breaks No Terms of Service, Allowed to Keep Account - CEO

Facebook has determined that the whistle-blowing organization WikiLeaks does not violate the platform's terms of service and it is allowed to keep its social media account, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said during a congressional hearing on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 05th September, 2018) Facebook has determined that the whistle-blowing organization WikiLeaks does not violate the platform's terms of service and it is allowed to keep its social media account, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said during a congressional hearing on Wednesday.

"I am not going to defend WikiLeaks and I'm not going to defend the actions of any page or actor on our platform," Sandberg told the Senate Intelligence Committee. "As it does not violate our terms of service, it remains on our website."

Senator Tom Cotton, who inquired about WikiLeaks' account, noted that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has characterized the organization as a hostile foreign intelligence service and the Committee agreed with this determination.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey also said that his social media platform has not found any violations of rules of service by WikiLeaks. However, Dorsey noted that Twitter is open to receiving any information from law enforcement agencies indicating that WikiLeaks is breaking the terms.

In August, WikiLeaks said that its founder Julian Assange received the Senate Intelligence Committee request to testify in the probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections. Moscow has denied all accusations of meddling in the November 8 elections.

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