Brian Amerige, a senior engineer for Facebook, wrote a post on the company’s internal message board claiming that due to the culture of disparaging any viewpoints other than “left-leaning” ones, employees are “afraid to say anything when they disagree with what’s around them politically.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump warns tech giants to be 'careful'<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Tech?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Tech</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Trump?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Trump</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Google?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Google</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Facebook?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Facebook</a> <a href="https://t.co/m9v7B4Us2e">pic.twitter.com/m9v7B4Us2e</a></p>— Ruptly (@Ruptly) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ruptly/status/1034657558282133504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 29, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Amerige described in detail specific ways Facebook has been silencing those it disagrees with.
“We tear down posters welcoming Trump supporters,” he said. “We regularly propose removing (PayPal co-founder Peter) Thiel from our board because he supported Trump. We’re quick to suggest firing people who turn out to be misunderstood, and even quicker to conclude our colleagues are bigots.
“We have made ‘All Lives Matter’ a fireable offense. We put Palmer Luckey through a witch hunt because he paid for anti-Hillary ads. We write each other ad-hoc feedback in the PSC tool for having ‘offensive’ ideas. We ask HR to investigate those who dare to criticize Islam’s human rights record for creating a ‘non-inclusive environment.'”
The New York Times reports that since Amerige posted the message, moreover 100 people joined him forming an online group labeled, “FB’ers for Political Diversity.”
Amerige says the purpose of the group is two-fold: Become “a space where you can talk about these issues without fear of the mob,” and second, to be a place to “talk about how we can fix this.”
The Times reports the employees posted the message titled, “We Have A Problem With Political Diversity.” The post went viral, inside the company, immediately.
“We are a political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views,” Amerige said. “We 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.”
Republicans in Congress and President Trump have accused Facebook and other social media companies of censoring conservatives. It is obvious censorship.
On Monday, Trump posted a tweet critical of Google because of a news report suggesting that all search engine results for “Donald Trump” were negative stories by left-leaning media.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Google search results for “Trump News” shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal? 96% of….</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1034456273306243076?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 28, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
“We are entrusted by a great part of the world to be impartial and transparent carriers of people’s stories, ideas, and commentary,” he said. “Congress doesn’t think we can do this. The president doesn’t think we can do this. And like them or not, we deserve that criticism”, Amerige said. “Let’s see where this goes.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">….results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1034456281120206848?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 28, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
President Trump will have to step in. As it stands now, the only way to get news that isn’t left biased news is by friends talking to friends and passing information on. The Liberals have the largest platforms and control what is shared and what is banned. This is the election collusion they have been looking for. A one-sided media who hates our President.
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Such a shame that there are no objective platforms, only liberal ones. Journalism is dead. People are just unhinged by their hatred of POTUS.
Thanks for another great article Lexy, President Trump will definitely have to intervene at some point very soon.