Facebook employees staged a virtual strike due to the fact that the head of the company, Mark Zuckerberg, refused to delete the records of US President Donald Trump about the situation in Minneapolis. It is reported by NBC.
Zuckerberg said that Facebook, like Twitter, did not detect irregularities in the post of the American leader about the possible sending of the National Guard forces to Minneapolis, where protests after the death of a black man George Floyd are held.
At the disposal of NBC was the correspondence of company employees. “I am ashamed to work here because of the inaction shown by Facebook in the issue of deleting the Trump record inciting violence,” said one of the company’s employees. Some employees equated the silence of Facebook leadership with aiding the American leader. The company’s press service noted that they encourage open dialogue with employees when they disagree with the leadership.
Since May 26, mass protests have been held in Minneapolis, accompanied by riots with clashes with the police, and later they began in other cities in the United States. Residents of Minneapolis rallied against police brutality after the death of a local resident, blackguard George Floyd, who died several hours after he was arrested by force. Subsequently, supporters of the movement against violence against blacks, the Black Lives Matter (“Black Lives Are Important”) took to the streets, the protests turned into riots with pogroms, robberies, shooting, and arson. To strengthen order protection, units of the National Guard and armored vehicles have already been introduced into the city, and curfews are in effect.
Earlier, Trump signed an executive decree on regulating the activities of social networks. From now on, platforms implicated in censorship or political actions will not be protected from liability, he explained.