Facebook Engineer Publicly Resigns Over Zuckerberg’s Handling Of Trump Posts

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“Mark always told us that he would draw the line at speech that calls for violence. He showed us on Friday that this was a lie,” the engineer said.

A Facebook engineer on Tuesday publicly resigned from his job and harshly criticized CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the company’s handling of President Donald Trump’s post about looters, escalating Facebook’s internal dissent in response to its free speech policies.... [+]Software engineer Timothy Aveni wrote on Facebook and LinkedIn he is quitting his job over the company’s decision to leave up Trump’s “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” post.

Aveni said Facebook is being “complicit in the propagation of weaponized hatred” and finds excuses not to take action against Trump’s posts. While Twitter issued a warning that Trump’s tweet “glorified violence,” Facebook left the post up because, Zuckerberg, it doesn’t violate its policies against causing “imminent risk of specific harms or dangers.”

A number of Facebook employees have since taken to Twitter to publicly disagree with Zuckerberg and slam the company for its “hands-off” approach to Trump’s posts. Though employees staged an unprecedented virtual walkout on Monday over the issue, Aveni is the first employee to resign in direct response to the protests. .“Mark always told us that he would draw the line at speech that calls for violence. He showed us on Friday that this was a lie. Facebook will keep moving the goalposts every time Trump escalates, finding excuse after excuse not to act on increasingly dangerous rhetoric,” Aveni wrote.


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People should quick using Facebook since Mark Zuckerberg refuses to call out people who incite violence and lies. Germany started out this way killing of the Jews! This is NOT freedom of speech!

Who elected him to be the decider about what's right for so many people

Mark Zuckerberg have no spine...and this is not the first time he proved it

Coward. Supporting the losing side.

Good. Zuckerman should resign.

First off Trumps tweet wasn’t promoting violence it was promoting retaliation to violence my how people with hate agendas against the president twists word and meaning of sentences spoken to further their narrative by implying its okay to vandalize and rob without consequences!

SnipzPA Zuckerberg only cares about Zuckerberg. He's almost as bad as the Orange menace. FB was based on the premise of rating women on the campus where he was a student.

Bye felicia. Personally i don't care. What Trump said is fine. There is far more violent stuff by other US senators, congressmen on FB and Twitter. Even the Ayatollah and hate preachers say FAR worse and they are not censored.


I don’t like Trump or what he tweeted. But, private companies censoring the potus is not a road I want to head down.

Zuckerberg is a parasite

screwyoumegn DeleteFacebook

Complicit ass.

Why does Zuckerberg look awkward in every picture?

Mark should do the right thing. Turn his App into a weapon of peace and goodness rather than continuing to empower hatred.

Small things matter There is a difference in freedom of speech vs libel, blatant lies & inciting violence. I think if AdolfH had his hate, lies and disinformation out like this in 30-40s we would want a platform to help My ability to talk, share and show concern continues 💕

Good! Let him go! So what?

This should boost the stock. CNBC what do you think?

will there ever be a competing platform?

He reminds me of a sociopath.

Stunning and brave! Pfft

There will be plenty who will want to join Facebook.

Nah... Mark Zuckerberg is a pedophile! I read it on twitter, they are fact checking, so it must be true... Everyone should quit.

The engineer needs to know FB is not his property and he does not decide what is an is not free speech. Hopefully FB will not bend for this type of temper tantrums

He showed him

Zuckerboo allowed trumpie to post lies on Facebook but blocked the American people that pointed out facts and labeled them as didn't meet his fucking standards.

Just like Trump and GOP Zuckerberg isn't up to this moment in history.. they are all on the wrong side!

sherylsandberg all eyes are on you. Will you stand on the right side of history? Or will you side with Facebook and MarkZuckerberg? DeleteFacebook

Good, better him go.

Some people at Facebook have ethics. wow. Meanwhile the leadership doesn’t, for them it’s all just a money printing machine. Tracking, violation of privacy, elections interference ecc.

Who cares.... Hate can't win hate...

Great. Let him go... Facebook can survive without him

This broadcast is worth being followed us all

Ridiculous. There’s many who would take the job.

One out of ~30,000? Meh...

Delete Fac4bpok.

zuck cares about suck. Besos cares only about Besos. Branson had the audacity to hold up my 100% refund. Let me clear my throat. I don't shop Amazon or Whole foods. They don't give a damn about Lavista/Briarcliff community.


ReplaceZuck Like Trump, Zuckerberg should resign or be forced out.

Easily replaced!

Now is the time to DeleteFacebook

Facebook has failed to rise to the occasion here. Twitter at least has a standard that they are willing to enforce. Mr. Zuckerberg seems all to willing to bow to the complaints from the GOP and realDonaldTrump. AmericaOrTrump

Another dictator in social media empire

... good riddance


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