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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Facebook Inc 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.
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 that prompted a rare staff protest at Facebook.
Dozens of employees, including Dail, abandoned their desks and tweeted objections to Zuckerberg’s handling of Trump’s posts. Trump’s posts included the racially charged phrase “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” in reference to protests against racism and police brutality held after the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a black man…
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