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Facebook fires employee who tweeted about inaction at workplace #104833

Facebook fires employee who tweeted about inaction at workplace #104833”

"Zuckerberg's decision to leave the Trump posts up has alienated numerous company's own workers". Following this protest, Zuckerberg has chose to review Facebook's policies.

"In the interest of transparency, I was let go for calling out an employee's inaction here on Twitter". "I stand with you".

"Intentionally not making a statement is already political", Dail wrote in the tweet. The company said during the walkout that participating employees would not face retaliation.

"I can confirm the accuracy of Brandon's tweets explaining what happened", a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider.

Zuckerberg this month tried to dissuade the growing unrest among the employees over the poor handling of controversial posts by Trump, saying the company has started a workstream for building products to advance racial justice.

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"We were disconcerted to see that Facebook has not followed their own policies in regards to President Trump". Trump's posts included the phrase "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" in response to protests that have erupted following the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minnesota who died after a white police officer pinned his neck down with his knee. Zuckerberg stood by his decision at a tense all-hands meeting with employees that week.

Brandon Dail, a user interface engineer in Seattle, Washington, announced on Friday in a tweet that he was let go for calling out an employee's inaction on Twitter.

Zuckerberg's position has prompted rare public rebukes and even resignations within the company, both from Facebook employees and content moderators, as well as external pushback from civil rights leaders and other critics. The employee, Dail, objected after Facebook and Twitter's refusal to take action against the presidential post, which also contained the police in NY critically injured an unsubstantiated conspiracy allegation about a 75-year-old protester named Martin Gugino.

"Trump's attack on Martin Gugino is despicable and a clear violation of Facebook's anti-harassment rules. It's again extremely disappointing that we (and Twitter) haven't removed it", he stated.

Writing under the letterhead of their Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which focuses on technological solutions to social problems, the couple responded to last week's call from more than 270 scientists that Facebook addresses what the scientists described as "disinformation" appearing on social networks.



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