Facebook is facing backlash from its employees who are sick of the social media leviathan’s “intolerant” liberal culture. According to a memo from Facebook senior engineer Brian Amerige published by The New York Times, Facebook has a big “problem with political diversity”. In his call for more tolerance, Amerige explained: “We claim to welcome all perspectives, but are quick to attack — often in mobs — anyone who presents a view that appears to be in opposition to left-leaning ideology.” And that it is “not a rare concern.” What started out as the memo of a single man has now gained the support of dozens of his fellow colleagues. Given the political climate in which Facebook, Twitter and Google are in hot water for censoring conservatives, this comes at exactly the wrong time for Silicon Valley. A boycott could be just around the bend.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
On the same day that President Trump unloaded on the political bias problem among major tech communities, including Google, The New York Times published a memo penned by Facebook senior engineer Brian Amerige laying out the company’s “problem with political diversity” and calling for a movement within the company to promote more tolerance of people with political views other than just the leftist views he says are currently enforced by employees. Since he posted his memo last week, dozens of fellow employees have joined his movement.
In the memo, titled “We Have a Problem with Political Diversity” and posted on one of the company’s internal message boards on August 20, Amerige paints a troubling picture of the lack of political tolerance among his fellow Facebook employees, whom he says often personally attack anyone who presents a non-left-leaning ideology and show open disdain for Trump supporters. He says he has been told by the company’s human resources office that the complaint he’s raising is “not a rare concern.”