In the wake of the escalation of the clash between the Twitter social media platform and the US President Donald Trump due to his exposure to his lies, dozens of Facebook employees rebelled against its founder, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and carried out a virtual strike to protest Zuckerberg's complacency with the posts that Trump posted on this platform, which They considered it an invitation to violence and took no measures against it.
This protest represents a public criticism of the employees of their company, refusing their manager to stand idly by Trump's words and declaring that they stand against it, against the background of the company's management refusal to delete Trump's posts, as the employees refused to work in support of protesters throughout the United States and denouncing the suffocation of George Floyd At the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, the largest city in the state of Minnesota.
In a hypothetical campaign, they called it “Nuzha” because most of the company’s employees work from their homes within the measures to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. The protesting Facebook employees put an automatic message on their digital personal files and their email responses stating that they “were out of the office” and distributed inside the company Petitions and threatened to resign in a threat to the management of Zuckerberg is considered the most dangerous since the establishment of the giant company 15 years ago.
And on Friday, Trump threatened in a Facebook post with protesters saying he would send the National Guard and warned that "when the looting begins shooting," and the next day the US president renewed his threat to the protesters "to shoot fierce dogs and use weapons" and there was no change to his post after Zuckerberg was considered “Trump did not violate the company’s policy of inciting violence.”
Unlike Facebook, Twitter posted a poster on Trump's tweet and concealed the tweet behind a warning message because it conflicts with the company's policies on violence and repression.
Zuckerberg was immediately criticized for the Facebook version of Trump's tweet, which Twitter saw as encouraging the police to shoot at protesters, while Zuckerberg said it was a warning to protesters that the police might shoot at them.
The statement of the Facebook founder elicited reactions inside the company, as Ryan Freitas, one of the product managers, said that Mark is wrong and I will try in every possible way to change his mind, while Andrew Crowe, a Facebook design official, tweeted that “providing a platform to incite violence and spread misinformation is unacceptable regardless of Your identity or whether it is worth publishing .. I do not agree with Mark's position and I will work to make change. ”
"I don't know what to do but I know that doing nothing is unacceptable ... I'm a Facebook employee and I don't agree with Mark's decision not to do anything about Trump's recent posts that clearly incite violence," Jason Stearman, a member of the company's research and development team, posted. I am not alone on Facebook .. There is no neutrality in racism. ”
"Facebook's failure to remove Trump's posting that incites to violence makes me shy about working here," wrote software engineer Lauren Tan.
"We need to work harder as a company and an industry to support our black colleagues and citizens so that they don't have to face institutionalized community violence and systematic repression on their own," said David Gillies, Facebook Product Design Director.
Other speakers include director of product management Jason Toff and product designer Sarah Zhang.
A Facebook employee also wrote on an internal message board .. “You cannot defend under the guise of free expression of the hateful speech by the American president calling for violence against demonstrators,” adding .. “Along with employees of the company and all conscientious people, I call Mark to delete immediately For Trump's blogging, which calls for violence and killing and threatens people of African descent. ”
Trump had recently signed an executive order on social media, including Twitter, which would deny legal protection from prosecution, after Twitter exposed his lies.