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)
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.