Employee Fired, Protested Inaction On Trump Posts: Facebook

Employee Fired, Protested Inaction On Trump Posts: Facebook

Facebook fired one of its employee who protested against Facebook’s inaction towards Trump’s inflammatory posts. Brandon Dail, on Twitter, wrote that he was fired for scolding publically a colleague. The colleague refused to put a statement in favour of the Black Lives Matter movement on the documents he was publishing.

Brandon Dail an employee of Facebook is a user interface engineer in Seattle.

Facebook’s Employee: “Intentionally Not Making A Statement Is Already Political.”

Recently, many engineers of Facebook abandoned their desks because of Facebook not taking action against an inflammatory post by the US president. Dail tweeted on June 2, “Intentionally not making a statement is already political.” He said on Friday that he stood by what he wrote.

Facebook confirmed Dail’s characterisation of his dismissal but declined to provide additional information. The company said during the walkout that participating employees would not face retaliation.
Dail did not respond to a request for comment.

Trump, on Twitter and Facebook, on Thursday used a phrase that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” This phrase was first used in the 1960s by a racist Miami police chief. Upon this usage of the phrase in 1960, one critic interpreted as a call for violence against demonstrators.
Trump further said that he would make National Guards complete the job rightly. After the tweet has been made forces have been used to scatter the protestors. The National Guard and federal law enforcement in Washington, D.C., and several other U.S. cities have used forces.
However, the President’s tweet was placed under warning by Twitter.

Dail tweeted after Zuckerberg’s meeting that it was apparent that leadership is not with them. In the meeting, Zukerberg defended his inaction towards the post.

After Facebook and Twitter refused to take any action against Trump’s inflammatory post, Dali again raised objections. The post contained an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory about Martin Gugino, a 75-year-old protester who was critically injured by police in Buffalo, New York.

Last year Google fired at least 5 workplace activists. Moreover, Amazon rejected critics of its warehouse conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.


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