Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg denied rumors Tuesday that she would become the next U.S. Secretary of the Treasury if Hillary Clinton wins the 2016 presidential election.
“I’m staying at Facebook,” Sandberg explained, while attending a conference hosted by the Internet Association, according to TechCrunch.
“I really am staying at Facebook. I’m very happy,” Sandberg insisted after being asked about the prospect again.
But the rumors come as no surprise. Wikileaks released emails from Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, on Monday that reveal Sandberg met with Clinton last year to share “research on gender and leadership by women.”
“I have arranged for *Sheryl Sandberg and her researcher to be available on 5 March at 10 am to step through the research on gender and leadership by women*. The HRC meeting begins at 11am,” Clinton aide Cheryl Mills wrote to chief campaign strategist Joel Benenson in February, 2015.
The meeting took place a week before Hillary formally announced her candidacy.
Sandberg is not a stranger to the White House. She served in the Bill Clinton administration as then-Treasurer Secretary Larry Summers’ chief of staff.
She endorsed Clinton through her company’s platform in July.
Much of Silicon Valley, including Facebook, is accused of burying conservative news in favor of liberal content on several occasions.
“We take allegations of bias very seriously,” a Facebook representative told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Facebook is a platform for people and perspectives from across the political spectrum.”
After these charges against Facebook, Sandberg said that the tech conglomerate is planning on adding a section on “political bias” to its bias management classes, which some employees already enroll in.
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