SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Facebook Inc (FB.O) employee who criticized Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to take action against inflammatory posts by U.S. President Donald Trump this month said on Friday that the social media company had fired him.
FILE PHOTO: A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
Brandon Dail, whose social media profiles describe him as a user interface engineer in Seattle, wrote on Twitter that he was dismissed for publicly challenging a colleague’s silence on the controversy, which prompted a rare staff protest at Facebook on June 1.
Dozens of employees, including Dail and six other engineers on his team, abandoned their desks and tweeted objections to Zuckerberg’s handling of Trump’s posts.
Dail said the tweet that prompted his firing, which he sent the day after that walkout, scolded a fellow engineer for declining