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Meta investigating Sheryl Sandberg’s use of company resources – report

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According to media reports, Meta’s lawyers are looking into allegations that Sheryl Sandberg mishandled company resources.

According to Engadget, citing The Wall Street Journal, the investigation dates back “several years” and is looking into Meta employees’ work on Sandberg’s personal projects (WSJ).

When Sandberg first announced her departure from Facebook, the Wall Street Journal reported that the company was investigating whether she had improperly used company resources to plan her upcoming wedding. The report has now shed some light on the investigation.

Meta lawyers are reportedly investigating Facebook employees’ involvement with Sandberg’s foundation, Lean In, and their efforts to promote her most recent book, “Option B.”

The company is also looking into reports that Sandberg used Facebook employees to try to kill a negative story about her former partner, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, according to the report.

The company may be attempting to avoid regulatory issues that could arise if such work was not properly disclosed to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

According to the report, Sandberg “could be asked to repay the company for employee time spent on her personal work.”

Meta declined to comment to the Wall Street Journal.

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