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Facebook staffers and managers stage virtual walkout over Trump’s posts

Christian Fernsby |
A number of Facebook employees, protesting the social giant’s failure to take action against Donald Trump’s posts suggesting that the U.S. government would fire at rioting crowds, walked off the job Monday in virtual fashion, given that most staffers are still working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Topics: FACEBOOK    TRUMP   

Several hundred of the company’s employees and some managers staged the virtual walkout, setting their email out-of-office messages to say they were protesting the situation, according to the New York Times, which first reported on the demonstration.

Facebook, which had more than 48,000 full-time workers as of the end of the first quarter of 2020, did not say how many employees participated in the walkout.

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