Facebook employees plan to hold a virtual strike in protest against the decision of CEO Mark Zuckerberg not to respond to the posts of US President Donald Trump.
It is reported by CNN Business.
A virtual strike is that some employees will not go to work, and the human resources department does not have the right to take this into account when calculating wages.
Facebook noted that some of Trump’s publications are controversial, and the American leader himself uses a social network as a platform for inciting violence and spreading misinformation. They stated that this was unacceptable, regardless of who the author was.
“We are aware of the pain that many of our fellow citizens experience. We urge employees to speak openly when they do not agree with the leadership, ”said the employees of the social network.
Zuckerberg, for his part, said he was aware that Facebook needed to do more to maintain equality and security on the platform.
In particular, design manager Jason Stearman openly opposed Zuckerberg’s decision, noting that there was no “neutral racist position.”
Andrew Crowe, head of the device development department at Facebook, said he also disagrees with the leadership’s position and is ready to counteract this.
According to insiders, at the end of last week, Trump and Zuckerberg had a telephone conversation, as a result of which, as expected, they came to a consensus.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump compared the participants in the riots in the United States, with members of the antifascist organization Antifa, which he had previously proposed to recognize as terrorist. Then he accused the Antifa movement of riots.
Recall, on May 28, in Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA) protests and clashes with law enforcement agencies broke out. On the night of May 29, protesters in Minneapolis burned down a police station.
On May 30, a number of protesters staged pogroms in stores. Already on June 1, protests after the murder by police of black American George Floyd swept the whole country. Also, protests took place in Berlin and London.