June 1, dozens of employees of the American company Facebook announced a strike in protest against the position of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who refused to take any action after the publication of the President of the United States Donald trump controversial posts. The first protest was reported by the newspaper The New York Times.
The publication explained that the protest is virtual in nature, because the pandemic is in the fashion industry, many employees work from home. They suddenly took off on 1 June to support the protesters throughout the country.
The reason for the strike was the message trump about demonstrations in USA. On may 29, he wrote on Twitter and Facebook about the protests in Minneapolis: “When the looting starts, the shooting starts”. This phrase is widely seen as a signal by the President against the protesters force will be used, said the publication BuzzFeed.
Twitter has marked this tweet trump as glorify violence, and Facebook did not respond to the post. Zuckerberg said may 29 that the message of the President of the United States does not violate the rules of the social network, and warns the citizens about the actions of the state. He noted that he “strongly disagrees” with the way the President spoke about the protests in Minneapolis, but believes that “people should know whether the government planned to use force”. According to the newspaper Axios, may 29, Zuckerberg and trump held a telephone conversation in their environment called productive.
Dissatisfied with the position of employees Zuckerberg Facebook began posting messages in social media criticizing the leadership.
“Inaction Facebook on the post trump, who incites violence, makes me ashamed to work here. I totally disagree with this. I like the technical part of my job, I work beside smart and good people, but it’s wrong. Silence is complicity”, – wrote on Twitter software engineer Facebook Lauren tan.
Facebook’s inaction in taking down Trump’s post inciting violence makes me ashamed to work here. I absolutely disagree with it. I enjoy the technical parts of my job and working alongside smart/kind people, but this isn’t right. Silence is complicity.
— Lauren Tan (@sugarpirate_) May 29, 2020