Briefing

Dozens of Facebook employees stage virtual walkout to protest platform’s inaction on Trump

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In failing to censor and fact-check U.S. President Donald Trump’s musings, the workers say, the platform is complicit in the spreading of misinformation, incitement to violence and voter-suppression rhetoric. Some employees have threatened to resign if CEO Mark Zuckerberg fails to reverse his decision to allow Trump’s often inflammatory words to go unchallenged. (The New York Times)

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Talking point: The rare public show of discord included missives from senior Facebook employees. “I’m a FB employee that completely disagrees with Mark’s decision to do nothing about Trump’s recent posts, which clearly incite violence. I’m not alone inside of FB. There isn’t a neutral position on racism,” wrote Facebook design manager Jason Stirman on Twitter—a rival social media platform that began fact-checking the 45th president’s words last week.