Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has recently come under fire amid reports that she asked communications staff to look into liberal billionaire investor George Soros. Internal scrutiny over Facebook’s top leadership has been overwhelmingly directed at Sandberg, sparking debate over her responsibility for the many crises the company currently battles—including Russian use of the platform for spreading disinformation during the 2016 U.S. election, BuzzFeed News reports.
According to messages posted on Blind, an app that allows current and former employees to post anonymously, Facebook employees are in heated debate over what Sandberg’s fate should be. Some defend her, arguing that as a woman she faces harsher judgement both professionally and in the media, while others counter that issues plaguing the company are coming from the top down and new leadership is necessary. “The media will keep attacking and exposing us with more leaks from the inside... this will all go on until she is gone and there is a shakeup,” one user posted. As her employees contemplate her fate, Sandberg is working on damage control. According to BuzzFeed News, the COO attempted to call Soros days after reports surfaced that the company commissioned a GOP-linked opposition research firm to link the billionaire to the anti-Facebook movement. Soros has yet to call her back.