A Facebook employee tendered his resignation on twitter following a protest against the company for leaving up a post from President Donald Trump which they say could incite violence.
Owen Anderson took to his twitter page to resign from the company. He tweeted: “I am proud to announce that as of the end of today, I am no longer a Facebook employee.”
“To be clear, this was in the works for a while. But after last week, I am happy to no long support policies and values I vehemently disagree with.” He added.
A lot of people took to the comment section to support his decision to leave Facebook following the company’s inaction in taking down Trump’s post.
On Monday, Facebook employees publicly voiced their disagreement with their company by staging a virtual walkout following Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to take action against comments made by President Donald Trump on the platform last week.
Facebook has refused to take down Trump’s post after the company determined that the president’s remarks didn’t violate its rules against potentially causing “imminent risk of specific harms or dangers,”
Many of the employees, who said they refused to work in order to show their support for demonstrators across the country, added an automated message to their digital profiles and email responses saying that they were out of the office in a show of protest.
“I am not proud of how we’re showing up,” Jason Toff, Facebook’s director of product management, tweeted Sunday. “The majority of co-workers I’ve spoken to feel the same way. We are making our voice heard” He added.
“Facebook’s inaction in taking down Trump’s post inciting violence makes me ashamed to work here, I absolutely disagree with it.” Lauren Tan, a software engineer at Facebook, said on Twitter.
Mark Zuckerberg is yet to release a statement addressing the situation.