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Sheryl Sandberg Accused of Helping Bury Kotick News Story, WSJ Reports

Bobby Kotick and Sheryl Sandberg in 2018.
Bobby Kotick and Sheryl Sandberg in 2018.Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Meta Platforms Inc., is the subject of internal scrutiny at the social media company for allegedly using her influence to quash two stories about her former boyfriend, Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Sandberg reportedly contacted the digital version of the U.K. newspaper the Daily Mail in 2016 and in 2019 because the news organization was reporting on a story that would have unveiled a temporary restraining order against Kotick that had been obtained