A now former senior Facebook engineer who recently quit because the company was pushing a left-wing agenda on every action it takes is speaking out after leaving the company.
The Engineer, who had written a memo criticizing the company’s left-wing agenda, said that anyone who speaks out is crushed inside the company and that Facebook has a hostile work environment.
Per Fox News:
“You can’t even have conversations about that policy inside the company without having your character attacked — and I’ve experienced this personally — without being called a sexist or a racist or a transphobe or an Islamophobe,” said Amerige.
Amerige drew national attention in August when he penned an internal memo, “We Have a Problem With Political Diversity.” The memo, which was later leaked to The New York Times, stated that Facebook employees “claim to welcome all perspectives, but are quick to attack — often in mobs — anyone who presents a view that appears to be in opposition to left-leaning ideology.”
On Tuesday, Amerige said that Facebook executives had taken his concerns seriously and had worked with him to improve the hate speech policy. However, he said rank-and-file, left-leaning employees did not share his concerns.
“The real concerning thing that’s happening here is that even though this is a minority of employees in the company, unfortunately, I’m not sure that Facebook leadership knows how to push back against them,” Amerige said. “They’re unbelievably belligerent, demanding and hostile not just toward other employees, but toward Facebook leadership directly.”
Amerige added that he thinks it is impractical and even impossible to create a concrete definition of “hate speech” without destroying free speech. He added that he no longer wanted to be part of a company that was implementing such an un-American agenda.
But, Amerige is not alone. There have been dozens of Facebook employees who have complained about the intolerant atmosphere at the social media giant. In August, 100 Facebook employees joined a group advocating for political diversity inside the company.
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