Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Facebook staffers walk out saying Trump's posts should be reined in

Facebook staffers walk out saying Trump's posts should be reined in

2/6/2020 8:33:00 AM

Facebook staffers walk out saying Trump's posts should be reined in

Facebook employees accusing Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg of inadequately policing U.S. President Donald Trump's posts took to Twitter to praise ...

Some top managers participated in the protest, reminiscent of a 2018 walkout at Alphabet Inc's Google over sexual harassment.It was a rare case of staff publicly taking their CEO to task, with one employee tweeting that thousands participated. Among them were all seven engineers on the team maintaining the React code library which supports Facebook's apps.

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AdvertisementAdvertisement"Facebook's recent decision to not act on posts that incite violence ignores other options to keep our community safe. We implore the Facebook leadership to #TakeAction," they said in a joint statement published on Twitter.

A screenshot of a Twitter post by Facebook employee David Gillis on May 31, 2020. Social media website/via REUTERS"Mark is wrong, and I will endeavor in the loudest possible way to change his mind," wrote Ryan Freitas, identified on Twitter as director of product design for Facebook's News Feed. He added he had mobilized"50+ likeminded folks" to lobby for internal change.

A Facebook employee said Zuckerberg's weekly Friday question-and-answer session would be moved up this week to Tuesday.Katie Zhu, a product manager at Instagram, tweeted a screenshot showing she had entered"#BLACKLIVESMATTER" to describe her request for time off as part of the walkout.

Facebook Inc will allow employees participating in the protest to take the time off without drawing down their vacation days, spokesman Andy Stone said.Separately, online therapy company Talkspace said it ended partnership discussions with Facebook. Talkspace CEO Oren Frank tweeted he would"not support a platform that incites violence, racism, and lies".

SOCIAL JUSTICETech workers at companies including Facebook, Google, and Inc have pursued social justice issues in recent years, urging the companies to change policies.Employees"recognize the pain many of our people are feeling right now, especially our Black community", Stone wrote in a text.

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