Facebook employees hold virtual walkout over Mark Zuckerberg\’s refusal to act against Trump

Hi GG and listers.

Whilst I simply cannot condone what Trump is doing on social media I\’m just
curious who has the moral responsibility to censor some of the more
inflammatory utterances?

Does #BigTech have any moral authority to censure us? Do Third-Party
Platforms have the right to do this? Does the government? Why not extend
this to the mad man in the village spewing conspiracy theories and telling
the village headmen that contrary to all comments about his clothes, he\’s
actually walking naked.

The world has ignored Net Neutrality to its own detriment. Time to revisit
this conversation?


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On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 10:52 AM Grace Githaiga via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Good morning Listers
> I hope you are all keeping well despite the challenging times. This
> article might be of interest to some of you.
> Rgds.
> Facebook employees are staging a rebellion over Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal
> to act against Donald Trump, expressing their dissatisfaction with their
> boss on social media in a rare public display of dissent and, in some
> cases, staging a “virtual” walkout.
> Disagreement came from employees at all levels of the company, including
> some senior staff. Particular criticism was levelled at Zuckerberg’s personal
> decision to leave up
> <www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/may/29/facebook-trump-twitter-social-media-us?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other> the
> Facebook version of a tweet sent by Trump in which the president appeared
> to encourage police to shoot rioters. By contrast, Twitter hid the
> message behind a warning
> <www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/may/29/twitter-hides-donald-trump-tweet-glorifying-violence>
> .
> www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jun/01/facebook-workers-rebel-mark-zuckerberg-donald-trump
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