Facebook tells employees not to make it obvious they work there due to MAGAs

US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: “Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election”
Facebook has radicalized white supremacists, they’ve helped spread harmful conspiracies, anti-masking and anti-vaccination misinformation and lies. Facebook is complicit in genocide, hate and violence. They value keeping people on their platform above the common good of human rights, facts and reality frankly. It’s despicable and I think Mark Zuckerberg should be in federal court answering for it, not just testifying in front of Congress occasionally with his bullsh-t “aw shucks” act.

I do feel somewhat sorry for Facebook employees, particularly the people who spoke out, sounded the alarm, tried to make change within the company and who went on strike. Facebook finally banned Trump from their platform last week, after he incited murder and terrorism. Mark Zuckerberg realized that the optics were bad and his bottom line might be affected. Trump cannot make more posts, but unlike Twitter they left all his old posts and his account up. Now Facebook employees are in danger because they could be targets of violent magas. The company sent out an internal message warning them not to wear Facebook branded clothing. They didn’t say outright that magas might target employees, but that was the subtext.

Business Insider reports that the message, obtained by The Information, was included in an internal memo sent out to Facebook staff on Monday.

“In light of recent events, and to err on the side of caution, global security is encouraging everyone to avoid wearing or carrying Facebook-branded items at this time,” read the memo, according to Business Insider.

Facebook announced Thursday in a post by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg that Trump, 74, would be banned “indefinitely” from its platforms, including Instagram, following the rioting at the U.S. Capitol that the president incited on Wednesday.

[From People]

So after giving these terrorists a home and a platform to organize, for years, Facebook has finally meekly stood up to their leader and now they’re understandably afraid of these same people turning on them. That’s what happens when you value profit and growth over people. I do feel somewhat bad for the employees, this isn’t like Lindsey Graham getting stormed at the airport. Employees don’t necessarily cosign these harmful policies. Most of these Facebook workers will surely be fine though, as long as they don’t make it obvious they work there. It’s doubtful much will change with that platform long term unless more regulations and consequences are meted out. We cannot rely on these big corporations to police themselves. They’re standing up to Republicans now more than a Republican-lead government is however. Hopefully that’s all about to change.

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18 Responses to “Facebook tells employees not to make it obvious they work there due to MAGAs”

  1. Amy Bee says:

    He looks like he goes to the same plastic surgeon that Jared Kushner goes to. Some years ago, there was a prevailing that view nerds were cool because people like Zuckerberg, Bezos and Jobs made it big in the tech industry but nerds are just smart but ill-adjusted people, who if successful, turn out to terrible people as adults.

    • Golly Gee says:

      They’re both robots from a factory in Japan, but made to look like almost real boys!

    • Merricat says:

      As a somewhat successful nerd myself, I object to that definition and judgment. Anyone who aims for world power is a jerk, not just nerds. Some people use intellect, and some use sex, some use personality, some use terror.

      • Amy Bee says:

        I’m just going by what was being said in pop culture a few years ago. It was a wrong premise to put out there but all the so-called nerds in tech are not great people. I stand by that.

  2. Noki says:

    He looks like he doest get enough of something like vitamins,calcium,iron etc I am not a nutritionist but something is off with him. Is he a vegan?

    • Golly Gee says:

      Living under a rock can give you that kind of pallor.

    • Elizabeth says:

      You’re not a nutritionist, but you feel qualified to judge people?

      The American Dietetic Association has stated vegetarian or completely vegan diets can provide all needed nutrients at any stage of the life cycle. Google it if you like.

    • SpankyB says:

      He’s not vegan and it’s been rumored he likes to kill his own meat, as in he has someone hold the cow/pig/whatever, and he kills it.

  3. Jo73c says:

    How many facebook staff are wearing all fb branded clothing popping out to the shops while working from home?

    • Pusspants says:

      And before this happened, I don’t think people in the Bay Area working for Facebook were proudly walking around with branded clothes and bags. Facebook has been a pariah in the Bay Area for quite awhile.

  4. Tiffany says:

    Yet he continues to have his former Harvard classmate and dinner buddy, Ben Shapiro, to have a platform and arranges the algorithm to make sure Ben is the number one trend.

    I have plenty to say about Mark, but I will for sure get banned for saying it.

  5. GuestwithCat says:

    FB owns Instagram and many people here were hoping the Sussexes would open another Instagram account.

  6. Tiffany :) says:

    I know someone who works for a tech company, and there have been so many threats of violence against “local offices”, it’s terrifying. The GOP has stirred up their extremists to the point where people are eager for violence. I’m very concerned about the safety of my fellow Americans right now and the potential for stochastic terrorism.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Chickens coming home to roost.

  8. Cate says:

    I work for a company that is sometimes a target of protests and we routinely get reminders from corporate security when protests are likely not to wear badges or branded clothing outside the office.

    That said, I live in the Bay Area and google branded or random startup branded clothing is much more common, I don’t see a lot of FB branded hoodies walking around.

  9. Lolly says:

    People in Ottawa, Canada placed posters against Zuckerberg all over the place. Why not Toronto or Vancouver?

  10. Star says:

    Haha, good luck with that. How do you know if someone works at Facebook? They’ll tell you.
    Legit all these people list their employer in their Twitter bios for bragging rights. It’s all right there on LinkedIn.

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