Sheryl Sandberg goes from censoring non-leftists to promoting abortion
Following internal investigations into her conduct, last week ‘Lean In’ author Sheryl Sandberg announced that she would be leaving her post as chief operating officer at Meta, formerly known in the fall. under the name of Facebook, to devote more time and money to promoting abortion. The investigations included suspicions that Sandberg used company resources to plan his wedding, The Wall Street Journal reported.
In April, Sandberg was also investigated for trying to block the Daily Mail in 2016 and 2019 from publishing an unfavorable story about her ex-boyfriend. Caroline Nolan, a spokeswoman for Meta, told the Wall Street Journal that the investigations had no bearing on Sandberg’s decision to leave. Sandberg said his decision was influenced by the potential reinstatement of constitutional jurisprudence on abortion.
“It’s just not a job that leaves room for a lot of other things in your life,” Sandberg said of his work at Meta in an interview with Fortune. “It’s a very important moment for women. It’s a really important moment for me to be able to do more with my philanthropy, with my foundation.
Sandberg worked as COO for Meta for 14 years. While working for Meta, Sandberg openly pushed for corporate feminism, most notably in her bestselling 2015 book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” When a Supreme Court overturning of the majority draft opinion Roe v. Wade leaked earlier this year, Sandberg quickly and vocally supported the end of human life in the womb.
“If the leaked draft notice becomes the law of the land, one of our most fundamental rights will be taken away,” Sandberg wrote in an Instagram post following the court leak. “Every woman, wherever she lives, should be free to choose if and when she becomes a mother.”
Peter Zaborszky, CEO of social networking site Retalk, says Sandberg has been a “strong figure” in left-wing censorship plaguing social media. In the 2020 election, Sandberg actively banned many conservative groups, he said. The crackdown on social media speech then moved away from politics towards health information during Covid.
“It’s absolutely clear that social media companies can’t stay out of politics,” Zaborszky said. “They’re touched by their people and their founders, especially the very, very activist people who dominate good citizenship at value companies.”
After his departure, Sandberg will still sit on Meta’s board of directors, but Javier Oliván will take over as COO. Oliván came up with the idea for Facebook to acquire a VPN company to spy on people’s Internet traffic, Zaborsky said, ostensibly to improve ads.
“In terms of privacy, this is a worrying development,” Zaborszky said.