Facebook workers are taking a stand over CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to not censor the President of the United States.
Reuters reports – A group of Facebook employees – nearly all of them working at home due to the coronavirus pandemic – walked off the job on Monday. They complained the company should have acted against Trump’s posts containing the phrase “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Zuckerberg told employees on a video chat that Facebook had conducted a thorough review and was right to leave the posts unchallenged, a company spokeswoman said.
One Facebook employee, who tweeted criticism on Monday, posted again on Twitter during the all-hands meeting to express disappointment.
“It’s crystal clear today that leadership refuses to stand with us,” Facebook employee Brandon Dail wrote on Twitter. Dail’s LinkedIn profile describes him as a user interface engineer at Facebook in Seattle.
Occupy Democrats, Facebook’s #1 far-left page consistently posts vile and hate-filled content, including posts about killing President Trump. This week, Occupy Democrats far-left Facebook page with 8.7 million followers, had over 70 million engagements. Almost immediately after President Trump’s inauguration, Facebook announced they were changing their algorithms, our 100 Percent Fed Up Facebook page lost over 90% of our traffic that never came back. In contrast, traffic on the anti-Trump Occupy Democrats page exploded. The change in algorithms didn’t seem to affect the #1 anti-Trump Facebook page.
The post below, identified by Facebook as one of “This week’s top posts from Occupy Democrats,” shows an image of President Trump dangling over the side of a tall skyscraper, holding on to the edge of the building. The post that was shared by over 14K Facebook users from the Occupy Democrats page (at the time of the screenshot, the post had 13,681 shares) asked their followers if they were given a chance to kill President Trump, would they take it?
It’s interesting that not a single employee at Facebook had a problem with the clear and unequivocal promotion of violence against President Trump on the Occupy Democrat Facebook page, but with Trump’s tweet, that he explained the next day in a follow-up tweet:
Looting leads to shooting, and that’s why a man was shot and killed in Minneapolis on Wednesday night – or look at what just happened in Louisville with 7 people shot. I don’t want this to happen, and that’s what the expression put out last night means.
It was spoken as a fact, not as a statement. It’s very simple, nobody should have any problem with this other than the haters, and those looking to cause trouble on social media. Honor the memory of George Floyd!
On Friday, Twitter affixed a warning label to a Trump tweet about widespread protests over the death of a black man in Minnesota that included the phrase “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
The day after Twitter added the warning label to President Trump’s tweet, they sent an email to White House admitting that it doesn’t violate any Twitter rules:
Twitter, in an email to the White House moments ago, admitted that the very tweet they are censoring does not violate any Twitter rules.
— The White House 45 Archived (@WhiteHouse45) May 29, 2020
President Trump’s clarification of his tweet and Twitter’s clarification of their warning label wasn’t sufficient for Facebook’s far-left employees, who walked off the job, to prove his tweet was a call to violence, regardless of evidence that contradicts their assertion.
Timothy Aveni, a junior software engineer on Facebook’s team dedicated to fighting misinformation, announced his resignation in protest over that decision.
“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,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
Until Facebook employees start denouncing the vile posts celebrating the death of President Trump on the Occupy Democrats Facebook page, they really don’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to this issue. The posts from our 100 Percent Fed Up Facebook page with 1.7 million followers have been hidden from our followers since President Trump’s inauguration. Multiple top conservative pages were deleted or saw drastic reductions in their reach after the 2016 election. Until the far-left employees at Facebook start playing fair with everyone who uses their platform, they have no business crying because their CEO won’t censor the President of the United States. This isn’t about promoting violence; it’s about silencing and smearing the President of the United States only five months before the general election.