Business Insider reported early Thursday that the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg later responded to criticisms, saying that the group originally meant to be a platform for sharing concerns and opinions about the workplace, turned into a hotbed of harassment and thus was closed by the management.
An online discussion group inside Facebook in which employees talked anonymously turned ugly and was ultimately shut down previous year by CEO Mark Zuckerberg after the divisiveness of the United States presidential election transformed the forum into a hub for political comments that alarmed management, according to several people familiar with the matter. According to Business Insider, after Facebook chose to shut down the group, an anime character and the words "Silenced, but not silent" started appearing across the company campus. If the platform finds out you're using a fake name or a borrowed identity, it will shut down your account.
Business Insider reports that Facebook has shut down an anonymous online discussion group called "Facebook Anon" that was created in May of 2105 and was meant to be used by employees to anonymously express their concerns and opinions about the Facebook company. By December, Facebookshut down the anonymous group, but it explained to employees why only months later at a recurring all-hands meeting, according to the report. This has generated a big polemic debate around the world, and social media has taken part of it.
Facebook shuttered an anonymous internal forum late previous year after people using the message boardposted sexist and racist comments, according to two reports on Wednesday. James Damore, a former Google employee who criticized the search giant's diversity initiatives in an internal memo, sparked condemnation from many who saw his views as sexist.
There is no place for hate in our community. Both social-media companies have stepped up their efforts to remove extremist content, deleting hundreds of thousands of accounts. The group was created as a side project by a handful of employees in early 2015.
After Zuckerberg's answer, a poster was put up in Facebook's campus that said: "Silenced, but not silent".
"People have wondered, why are they so focused on Islamic extremism, and not white nationalism or white supremacy in their own backyard?" said Emma Llanso, director of the Center for Democracy & Technology's Free Expression Project. The discussion spot gave employees the chance to talk about their complaints and concerns about the company's policy and office culture, including light topics, like whether they should take home extra dinner from the cafeteria.
The EFF is said to believe that no one - including the government and private companies should be allowed to decide who is able to speak or not.
'We pray here in Guam that it won't happen'
It's not the first time North Korea has threatened Guam , which is a crucial, strategic hub for US forces in the Pacific. Its state-run news agency reported that North Korea's army "will complete its plan to hit Guam before mid-August".
Xbox One X Day One Edition Surfaced
The limited edition featured a "DAY ONE 2013" inscriptions on the controller and a unique achievement. The 4K edition of the Xbox One is will be available on 7th November, with a hefty £450 price tag.