Facebook employees protest against the company for it's silence over George Floyd's death

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23 Aug 2018
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Some Facebook employees are virtually walking out today to challenge the company’s lack of response to President Donald Trump’s posts pertaining to protests in light of the brutal killing of George Floyd. Employees participating in the protest requested time off and then added an out-of-office response to their emails notifying senders they are protesting, The New York Times reports. Facebook has since acknowledged the walkout and said it will not require employees to use their paid time off.

Last week, amid protests in Minneapolis against the police killing Floyd, an unarmed black man, Trump posted on both Twitter and Facebook that, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

Facebook employees stage virtual walkout in protest of company’s stance on Trump posts – TechCrunch
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Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told staff at a companywide meeting that he won't change his mind about a decision to leave up posts shared by U.S. President Donald Trump last week that many workers felt violated the company's policies against violent rhetoric.

At an all-hands meeting via video chat on Tuesday, Zuckerberg took questions from employees, many of whom have publicly voiced dismay that the Trump post, which seemed to threaten that looters would be shot, was still visible on Facebook's service. Zuckerberg told workers that he and other members of the company's policy team couldn't justify saying that the message clearly incited violence, which means it didn't break Facebook's rules, according to two people who attended the meeting.

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