Meta Platforms Inc’s outgoing COO Sheryl Sandberg is facing a probe over the use of digital social media company resources over several years for personal purposes, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Facebook-parent Meta has interviewed several employees in connection with the investigation. The probe has been underway since at least last fall.
Among the activities being scrutinized is the work of Meta employees to support Sheryl Sandberg’s foundation, Lean In, and towards writing and promotion of her second book, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy”.
Earlier in June, Sheryl Sandberg, whose partnership with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg powered the growth of the world’s biggest social network, announced her departure from the online company after serving for 14 years.
Meta said Chief Growth Officer Javier Olivan will take over as COO though Mark Zuckerberg said he did not plan to replace Sheryl Sandberg’s role directly within the company’s existing structure.
Sheryl Sandberg will continue to serve on Meta’s board after leaving the company in the fall.