Facebook engineer quits, says the company “profiting off hate”

“We don’t benefit from hate,” Facebook spokeswoman Liz Bourgeois said.

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“I’m quitting because I can no longer stomach contributing to an organization that is profiting off hate in the US and globally,” Ashok Chandwaney said.

In May, Facebook left up a post from President Donald Trump that included the remarks “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” because the company determined that it didn’t violate its rules against inciting violence. Twitter, on the other hand, labeled Trump’s tweet with the same remark for breaking its rules against glorifying violence. Facebook’s decision to leave up Trump’s post resulted in some employees staging a rare virtual protest while others left the company, reported by CNET.

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“The actions that have been taken are easy and could be interpreted as impactful because they make us look better, rather than impactful because they will make substantive change,” Chandwaney wrote.

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