Zuckerberg Faces Anger Over Facebook Executive’s Kavanaugh Support

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Hundreds of Facebook Inc. employees have expressed outrage about a top global policy executive’s decision to support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and appear at his hearing last week, people familiar with the matter said.

Employees raised the question directly to Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg during his weekly question-and-answer session last Friday, the people said. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg also weighed in on the controversy on Friday in an internal discussion thread that has so far drawn hundreds of comments, many of which were critical, according to people who reviewed the posts.

The debate began shortly after an image of Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s head of global policy, surfaced in the middle of Judge Kavanaugh’s lengthy hearing last Thursday, people familiar with the company said. His appearance quickly became an internal referendum on how Facebook’s top executives felt about the #MeToo movement, Trump-era politics and freedom of speech and expression, the people said.

Mr. Zuckerberg said last Friday he wouldn’t have made the same decision but the appearance didn’t violate Facebook policies and that Mr. Kaplan has long been close friends with Judge Kavanaugh.

The controversy hasn’t died down internally. Senior Facebook executives, including Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg, are planning to hold a town hall meeting Friday to address employee concerns about Mr. Kaplan’s decision, people close to Facebook say. Mr. Kaplan, who is based in Washington, D.C., will participate as well, the people said.
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To me it seems everything is becoming more and more politized and aggressively so. Maybe it’s always been that way and as social media has matured and taken over lives it just seems to be happening more and more.

Regardless of you view or stance on the whole Kavanaugh debacle I hope most reasonable adults can see how this is a bad sign if things continue like this.

As far as possible take the Kavanaugh out of it. Mr Kaplan took leave and went on his personal time and capacity to support a long time friend, now it’s become an issue and they are having a company town hall meeting regarding it. Really? And they don’t see the problem with this?

I am curious to others opinions on this and those who don’t see it as a problem, why they don’t. But please guys let’s leave the whole believe Ford / believe Kavanaugh out it.
 
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To me it seems everything is becoming more and more politized and aggressively so
This is the reason so many people who were once liberals are now moving conservative. The Liberals are currently their own worst enemy. It's like saying Executives should not be fired for supporting Zuma till the end :ROFL:. People have freedom of association, the liberals who are staunch supporters of this are now using their own views against themselves. You can't make this shyte up ...
 

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This is the reason so many people who were once liberals are now moving conservative. The Liberals are currently their own worst enemy. It's like saying Executives should not be fired for supporting Zuma till the end :ROFL:. People have freedom of association, the liberals who are staunch supporters of this are now using their own views against themselves. You can't make this shyte up ...
Some of the reason for the rise of the liberal movement is that for the centuries, we lived with social problems artificially caused by what we'll call the other side of the fence.
 

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Some of the reason for the rise of the liberal movement is that for the centuries, we lived with social problems artificially caused by what we'll call the other side of the fence.
But hasn't the liberal movement always been there?

Its taken on a new, more radical shape now where in my opinion it has become regressive, not progressive and more authoritarian and intolerant. In effect becoming the sort of thing it would've opposed decades ago.

Naturally the right has come on pretty hard as a counter-balance and we now live in the world we do where everything is viewed in extremes.
 
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Some of the reason for the rise of the liberal movement is that for the centuries, we lived with social problems artificially caused by what we'll call the other side of the fence.
No denying that at all. Liberalism had it's place and it brought about amazing chances. That boat has sailed though. It's time we find unity and belonging again. Liberals are destroying everything good it has brought us through time. They have gone completely insane :D
 

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Some of the reason for the rise of the liberal movement is that for the centuries, we lived with social problems artificially caused by what we'll call the other side of the fence.
And just like movements such as feminism it's not needed anymore in the west.
 

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And just like movements such as feminism it's not needed anymore in the west.
No more than the rise of the extreme left busy burning through most of the west is needed. Supposedly caused by an invasion of immigration, which is just a pretext given than the numbers don't support the "fear".
 

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So he is allowed any political opinion he wants as long as it is liberal and left leaning? Wow.

Liberals have become so amazingly intolerant and the funny thing is that they don't even realize it. They don't see the contradiction. They will happily no-platform anyone who disagrees with them.
 

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Strange, Zuckerberg/Facebook usually follow the Dem party line.
They do and the "issue" is that one exec didn't and now then need a town hall meeting because of their "hurt feels".

I don't mean that as an insult or anything disparaging, I just can't think of better way to put it for now.
 
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So he is allowed any political opinion he wants as long as it is liberal and left leaning? Wow.

Liberals have become so amazingly intolerant and the funny thing is that they don't even realize it. They don't see the contradiction. They will happily no-platform anyone who disagrees with them.
Saddest part? MyBB is full of them :D
 

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So he is allowed any political opinion he wants as long as it is liberal and left leaning? Wow.

Liberals have become so amazingly intolerant and the funny thing is that they don't even realize it. They don't see the contradiction. They will happily no-platform anyone who disagrees with them.
This.
This video from Tucker hits the nail on the head. The part where Hillary promotes intolerance in her own words is something to behold.

 

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Full of them, or they like the EFF just make so much noise we think there is more of them?
No just like Muslim fundamentalism and extremism, farmore than the press or goverments would like us to believe.
Serves their selfish,greedy purposes at the expense of Truth.
 

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This.
This video from Tucker hits the nail on the head. The part where Hillary promotes intolerance in her own words is something to behold.
That is amazing.

Where are the forum liberals to tell us everything is fine and the video is a lie?
 

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That is amazing.
Where are the forum liberals to tell us everything is fine and the video is a lie?
Oh and if you want to laugh and cry at the same time (and in case you haven't seen this yet)... this ties nicely into another thread we had recently about the state of education, social studies and the leftist craziness that's going on.... and yes this is relevant to the Kavanaugh case since this is where it all starts.

 
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