Politics, Business

September 18, 2020

Facebook changes internal communication rules

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The Gist

The change comes after employees reported "workplace tension" due to ongoing political and social issues. 

The List

  • Facebook employees use an internal social media platform called Workplace to manage their workflows. 
  • Some employees have reported tension due to the ongoing discussion of social and political issues in Workplace. 
  • CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a change in policy which will create designated channels in Workplace for social and political discussions.
  • Google recently announced a similar change in policy. 
  • Employees of both companies have been critical of the Trump administration, with Google co-founder Sergey Brin noting the 2016 election as "deeply offensive". 

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