Facebook Engineer Resigns Over Zuckerberg’s Handling Of Trump Posts

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/tim-aveni-facebook-engineer-quit-trump_n_5ed68a8ec5b602ef3409d38a

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

A Facebook engineer who works to combat the spread of misinformation on the platform is resigning from the social media giant as a result of how CEO Mark Zuckerberg has handled President Trump’s “increasingly dangerous rhetoric.” Timothy Aveni announced his decision on Facebook on Monday afternoon, using the opportunity to call out the company for its unequal application of its own community standards. “For years, President Trump has enjoyed an exception to Facebook’s Community Standards; over and over he posts abhorrent, targeted messages that would get any other Facebook user suspended from the platform,” he wrote. “He’s permitted to break the rules, since his political speech is ‘newsworthy.’”