Numbers of Facebook employees sign letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other officials telling they oppose the social network’s policy of making politicians lie in ads.
The New York Times declared on Monday that more than 250 Facebook employees sign letter urging Facebook leaders to change the policy that they say is a “threat to what FB stands for.”
While that’s a small fraction of Facebook’s workforce of more than 35,000, it’s a rare showing of employee dissent generally more typical of Google and Amazon.
Facebook spokeswoman Bertie Thomson says the company appreciates its employees voicing their concerns but the company “remains committed to not censoring political speech.”
The employee letter follows widespread criticism of Facebook’s ad policy, including from Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leading Democratic presidential candidate.