Sep 9, 2020

Facebook 'profits from hate' claims engineer who quit

A Facebook engineer has quit the firm, saying they "Can no longer stomach" being part of an organisation "Profiting off hate". The thrust of the post by Ashok Chandwaney - who uses "They" and "Them" as personal pronouns - is that Facebook moves quickly to solve certain problems, but when it comes to dealing with hate speech, it is more interested in PR than implementing real change. Facebook's refusal to remove that comment, posted by President Trump during the Black Lives Matter protests, was in contrast to Twitter, which labelled it as glorifying violence. "Facebook responded to the engineer's post, saying:"We don't profit from hate. Facebook employs thousands of engineers, and they are among the most highly-paid employees at the tech firm.

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