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Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:30 AM

Facebook Forced Its Employees To Stop Discussing Trump's Coup Attempt

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Ryan Mac BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on January 6, 2021, at 8:45 p.m. ET

Facebook employees were appalled by President Donald Trump’s encouragement of his supporters as they stormed the US Capitol building on Wednesday to prevent the ratification of a free and fair election.

The employees were scared and frustrated, and some came to the realization that the platform they had helped build and operate had contributed to the wave of fear, disinformation, and chaos that flooded Congress. So they spoke out on an internal message board, and some called for Trump’s removal from the platform.

In less than an hour, Facebook moved to silence them. Without any apparent explanation, administrators froze comments on at least three threads in which employees had discussed removing Trump from the site.

“Donald Trump has directly incited a terror attack on Capitol Hill,” one Facebook employee wrote on a post where comments were later halted. “We need to take down his account right now. This is not a moment for half measures.”

"Our employees are actively discussing today's horrible events internally,” Facebook spokesperson Liz Bourgeois said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. She did not answer questions about why the company had temporarily paused discussion on some threads.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/facebook-trump-coup

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Reply Facebook Forced Its Employees To Stop Discussing Trump's Coup Attempt (Original post)
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 OP
Midnightwalk Jan 2021 #1
Hugin Jan 2021 #2
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 #3
Stuart G Jan 2021 #4
we can do it Jan 2021 #5
C_U_L8R Jan 2021 #6
NRaleighLiberal Jan 2021 #7
dalton99a Jan 2021 #12
young_at_heart Jan 2021 #8
Orrex Jan 2021 #9
eShirl Jan 2021 #10
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 #11

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:33 AM

1. I read the insurrectionists planned on private facebook groups

They were complicit.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:33 AM

2. Farcebook is a criminal enterprise.

Fomenting dissent and enabling sedition.

Not including Facebook's participation with a foreign power with respect to the 2016 election.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:35 AM

3. Yes

Congress needs the enact strict regulations on Facebook, Twitter, etc. ASAP

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:41 AM

4. Facebook has competition...When this gets around...(and it will) then, no more Facebook..

Yes, the demise of Facebook will take time, but this story will hurt Facebook more than it knows..

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:44 AM

5. And yet still we have idiots here who defend fb.

Sick of the bullshit excuses to continue using it. Plenty of alternatives.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:46 AM

6. Many of organizing groups of yesterday's terrorist attack

are on Facebook. Keep identifying, reporting and calling out these traitors no matter how much Facebook doesn't want to deal with it.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:46 AM

7. there are layers to the corruption. FB is in the all about money layer.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:01 PM

12. +1

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:54 AM

8. Facebook needs to go!

The list of misdeeds, etc. keeps growing. Goodbye!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:59 AM

9. Facebook is obviously corrupt and will certainly be shut down

As soon obviously corrupt capitalism is shut down.

Right after we count every grain of sand on the beaches of the world.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:00 PM

10. Fascbook

pronounced "fashbook"

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Response to eShirl (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:01 PM

11. +1

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