Facebook Employees Quit Over New Censorship Tool
By Siraj Hashmi, Red Alert Politics
Facebook is walking a dangerous path in the war against free speech in favor of censorship, and according to the New York Times, some of its employees have had enough.
According to three current and former Facebook employees, CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making a special effort to get the social media website into China by cultivating relationships with China’s leaders, like President Xi Jinping, learning Mandarin, and quietly developing a software tool that could lead to more censorship. The employees who spoke to the New York Times requested anonymity because the software tool is confidential.
The social media website has a track record for censoring content in foreign countries, conservative news, and, now, fake news, but apparently this new software tool is so controversial it’s caused several employees to quit.