Facebook employees seemed outraged and dismayed by the Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg stand on the comments and views posted by US President Donald Trump about ongoing protests against George Floyd’s death on social media portal.
The employees have openly recorded their objection and have seemingly done a virtual walkout against the decision.
Facebook employees Showcase Disagreement with CEOs Stand on President Trumps Post on George Floyd Death Row
There are mass unrest and outrage across the United States of America due to George Floyd Death row, in which an African American lost is life under police detention. The video of the police officers brutally pinning down George Floyd due to which he died was shared on social media and thus called out for large callout for action against racism in the country.
Twitter warned about the Tweet
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While President Donald Trump tweeted incendiary comments on Twitter about the violent protests, Twitter officially condemned his Tweet, saying, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” The tweet was marked with a warning of breach of rules and promoting violence.
Facebook did not take a stern stand
However, Facebook did not take any intense action against the same content and did not take down the post. However, the CEO made a long post, which said We think people need to know if the government is planning to deploy force.”
Employees showcase walkout
However, many Facebook employees and senior people at Facebook have openly marked their disagreement with the CEO’s stand holding a virtual protest and not logging to work on Monday.
“Giving a platform to incite violence and spread disinformation is unacceptable, regardless of who you are or if it’s newsworthy,” Andrew Crow, head of design for Facebook’s Portal, said.
Facebook Issued a statement to address the unrest within the company
“We recognize the pain many of our people are feeling right now, especially our Black community. We encourage employees to speak openly when they disagree with leadership; As we face additional difficult decisions around content ahead, we’ll continue seeking their honest feedback”.
Facebook said Zuckerberg would address the issue in a companywide meeting on the coming Tuesday.
Executives openly showcasing rage against the stand
Ryan Freitas, director of product design for Facebook’s News Feed, another significant executive at Facebook, said,” Mark is wrong, and I will endeavor in the loudest possible way to change his mind. I apologize if you were waiting for me to have some external opinions. I focused on organizing 50+ like-minded folks into something that looks like internal change.”