Wartakotalive, Jakarta – An employee of Facebook Inc., who criticized the attitude of company boss Mark Zuckerberg for ignoring the provocative US President Donald Trump’s post, claimed to have been fired from the company.
The employee, Brandon Dail, who in his social media profile calls himself a user interface engineer in Seattle, wrote on Twitter that he was fired because he openly opposed the attitude of his friends who were silent over the controversy.
Dail became the pioneer of a number of staff protests on June 1, 2020, which was unprecedented on Facebook.
Dozens of employees, including Dail and six other engineers on his team, left their work desks, and tweeted objections to Zuckerberg’s attitude towards Trump’s Facebook post.
Trump’s upload on Facebook that caused controversy is the use of the phrase “when the looting begins, the shooting begins”.
Trump’s writing is a reaction to the riots in a number of US cities that occurred during mass protests against racism and police brutality against George Floyd on May 25, 2020.
Many people considered, including Dail and a number of his colleagues, that Trump’s words were provocative, and supported violence.
Twitter posted a warning label on the same post, saying the label glorifies violence.
However, Facebook has chosen to leave the post untouched.
Facebook’s attitude sparked protests by Dail and his friends against his boss, Mark Zuckerberg.
Dail said the factor that triggered his dismissal was his next move after the strike, namely inviting his friends to support him making a statement.
However, his friends ignored, with the excuse of not wanting to be involved in politics.
“Deliberately not making a statement is already political,” Dail wrote in the tweet, quoted by aljazeera.com, Saturday, June 13, 2020.
So far there has been no clarification from Facebook Inc.