A Facebook engineer announced his resignation Wednesday, decrying the company culture as one that operates on groupthink, uses appeasement as a PR strategy, and attacks conservative views.
“Im leaving because Im burnt out on Facebook, our strategy, our culture, and our product,” Brian Amerige wrote in an internal message to company employees, adding that Facebooks PR strategy is “appeasement — not morally earned pride and self-defense,” according to Business Insider.
“I care too deeply about our role in supporting free expression and intellectual diversity to even whole-heartedly attempt the product stuff anymore, and thats how I know its time to go,” Amerige also wrote.
Amerige will officially leave the company Friday.
His resignation comes after he wrote another internal memo in August calling the company out for mob-like attacks on anyone who doesnt ascribe to the political lefts agenda. “We are a political monoculture … quick to attack — often in mobs — anyone who presents a view that appears to be in opposition to left-leaning ideology,” he wrote. (RELATED: Facebook Employees Reportedly Melt Down Over VP Sitting Behind Kavanaugh)
The memo inspired the creation of an internal group, “FBers for Political Diversity,” where conservative employees discussed the companies political practices.
Some Facebook employees have allegedly refused to work with others because of their political beliefs, Business Insider reported.
Facebooks chief security officer Alex Stamos left the company in March over disagreements about how company should deal with Russian disinformation spread through the social media outlet. (Related: Bank CEO Resigns Following Largest Money Laundering Scandal In European History)
Google has also had problems with its company culture, and U.S. employees have organized to propose new workplace policies, expressing concern about internal bullying. Google engineer James Damore wrote an internal post in July 2017 criticizing the companys diversity efforts and calling it an “ideological echo chamber.” Google fired Damore in January 2018, after which Damore sued the company for discrimination.
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