Facebook staff morale concerns as scandal grows

One Facebook insider said, however, that the Singapore office was probably less affected given that the divisions most directly involved with the data scandal are not based in Asia.
One Facebook insider said, however, that the Singapore office was probably less affected given that the divisions most directly involved with the data scandal are not based in Asia. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

As Facebook moves to contain a growing data scandal involving political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, it is also increasingly being forced to tackle a different problem: uneasy employees.

Amid weeks of public backlash over its handling of user data, there have emerged reports that morale at the company has been hurt - with some employees said to have looked into transfers to the company's other divisions like WhatsApp and Instagram.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2018, with the headline 'Staff morale concerns as scandal grows'. Print Edition | Subscribe