Facebook fires employee who protested against on Trump posts

Facebook on Friday has fired an employee for criticising the Mark Zuckerberg after he refused to take action against inflammatory posts by US President Donald Trump.

The former Facebook employee Brandin Dail, a user interface engineer, wrote on Twitter that he was fired from the job for publicly scolding a colleague for not adding a statement of support for the Black Lives Matter movement on developer documents he was publishing.

On June 2, Dail had tweeted, “Intentionally not making a statement is already political.”

Facebook has confirmed that Dail was terminated from the job, but declined to provide additional information. “I can confirm the accuracy of Brandon’s tweets explaining what happened,” a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider.

However, the former Facebook employee said that stood by what he said. Dail tweeted, “In the interest of transparency, I was let go for calling out an employee’s inaction here on Twitter. I stand by what I said. They didn’t give me the chance to quit.”

Last month, Twitter flagged a tweet from Trump on looting in Minnesota, which took place during anti-racism protests. The micro-blogging platform said that the Tweet violated its policies regarding the glorification of violence. However, Facebook did not take any action against on US President’s post.

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