Source: Natalie Winters

Shortly after a senior staff member at Meta, Facebook’s parent company, was caught inappropriately messaging underage boys in a pedophile sting operation, a company spokesperson with deep ties to Democratic politics tried to dissuade media outlets from even covering the story.

Jeren A. Miles, previously a manager of global community development, was allegedly caught sending explicit and graphic messages to a 13-year-old boy by the group PCI Predator Catchers Indianapolis. The amateur group posted a two-hour-long video featuring an exchange with the Meta manager, who admits to conversing with minors on Facebook’s platform Messenger, prompting Miles to delete his social profiles on platforms including Facebook and Twitter.

Miles has lost his role within the company, though it is unclear whether he resigned or was fired, according to TechCrunch.

And while TechCrunch confirmed Miles’s departure from Meta with company spokesperson Andrew “Drew” Pusateri, the public relations hack appeared to attempt to cover up the story altogether.

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