(CBS News) Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on "CBS This Morning" Wednesday that any reports that the U.S. government had access to the social networking site's information were false.
"Those reports were false, and we came out strongly and said it. The NSA or any government does not have direct access to our servers," she told the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts.
She said that the company released the number of. Sandberg also said that Facebook has joined in with other companies in suing the government.
"I think there is a real demand from our citizens for more transparency, and we'd like to be more transparent," she said.
In addition to discussing NSA requests, Sandberg,also spoke about increasing the number of women in technology fields. Research shows that more than half of college students are women but only one-eighth of computer science grads are female.
"The data says that stereotypes hold us back. The reason girls don't think they're good in math and science is because everyone tells them they're not good at science. Studies show that if right before a math test you tell girls, 'Girls are good at math' or 'Girls do well on the test,' they do better."
Sandberg is promoting the Grace Hopper Conference, where more than 4,500 women in technology discuss how to bring more women into the field and reverse the trend.
"I've now been all over the world talking about my book, and I was in China just two weeks ago, and what's so amazing is that no matter where you go in the world cultures are so different. But one thing's the same, which is our stereotypes of men and women, boys and girls," she said. "Everywhere in the world we believe boys should be assertive, should be leaders. Everywhere in the world we believe girls should be followers, giver to others. Everywhere in the world we call little girls bossy. We never call little boys bossy."
For Sheryl Sandberg's full interview, watch the video in the player above.