Facebook Bans Employees From Supporting BLM In Profile Pics

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Whereas Mark Zuckerberg has been publicly supporting the Black Lives Matter motion and decried the Breonna Taylor choice in an organization all-hands assembly this week, Fb allegedly does not need its workers to specific their political beliefs on its platform.

In keeping with Mom Jones, the corporate issued new guidelines this week barring workers from utilizing their profile photos on the corporate’s inside social community to indicate assist for Black Lives Matter or different causes.

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“Private expression is a worthwhile a part of our tradition, and our hope is to protect the power so that you can share your ideas on totally different points, together with social points, in moderated teams or throughout the area of your individual profile,” an inside memo to workers reads.

“Nevertheless, that doesn’t imply it is best to broadcast your beliefs into all your work interactions with none context.”

Fb staffers can solely put up an image of themselves or their initials on the platform, and might’t use political photographs as their profile images. Fb will supply some pre-approved frames that may be added to profile photos, together with a Black Lives Matter-themed one.

The transfer has many workers outraged, and saying that the corporate is censoring their free speech.

“What occurs after we return to the workplace? Will my look should be impartial and ‘not embrace clothes, signage or language which can be linked to a social or political problem’?” one worker allegedly wrote, quoting a clarification of the brand new rule by a member of Fb’s inside communications staff.

(Picture Illustration by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Pictures/LightRocket by way of Getty Pictures)

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