Jun 1, 2020

Facebook staff anger over Trump post

Facebook staff have spoken out against the tech giant's decision not to remove or flag a controversial post by US President Donald Trump last week. Mr Trump took to Facebook to repeat a tweet about the widespread protests in Minneapolis, following the death of George Floyd in police custody. Twitter had placed a warning over the content, which it said "Glorified violence", but Facebook said it did not violate its company policy. The post remains untouched on Facebook after founder Mark Zuckerberg said it did not violate the company's policy around incitement of violence. Joseph Evans, Head of Tech at Enders Analysis said that staff at tech firms do speak out against their employers' decisions on occasion; in 2018 Google staff walked out in protest against the firm's treatment of women.

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