Indian-origin FB employee quits, slams it for ‘profiting off hate’

Seattle, September 10

An Indian-origin Facebook engineer Ashok Chandwaney has give up the corporate, accusing the social community of “profiting off hate” within the US and globally.

Chandwaney who labored at Facebook for greater than 5 years slammed the social media big for its lack of ability to fight the unfold of hate speech and misinformation and incitements to violence on its platform.

“I’m quitting because I can no longer stomach contributing to an organization that is profiting off hate in the U.S. and globally,” Chandwaney wrote in a Facebook submit this week.

Chandwaney wrote in regards to the genocide of Rohingyas in Myanmar and a militia group’s submit calling for armed civilians to enter Kenosha, Wisconsin, through the Jacob Blake protests.

“Violent hate groups and far-right militias are out there, and they’re using Facebook to recruit and radicalize people who will go on to commit violent hate crimes. So where’s the metric about this?” he wrote.

Following a capturing that left two folks useless, Facebook lastly pulled down the Kenosha militia submit. Zuckerberg blamed an “operational mistake” by the third-party contractors and reviewers who did not take away the Kenosha Guard militia Page and Event previous to the capturing in Wisconsin within the US that left two useless final month.

Last month, 4 rights teams claimed that the social networking big performed a task within the 2017 violence in Myanmar that compelled a whole lot of hundreds of Rohingyas to hunt refuge in Bangladesh. The rights teams demanded that Facebook assist the Rohingya refugees to get justice.

“Facebook is choosing to be on the wrong side of history,” Chandwaney mentioned in his resignation letter.

“We continue to pass the buck with the Kenosha Guard failure being pinned on contract content moderators, who are underpaid and under-supported in their jobs – both of which are things Facebook could almost instantly fix if it so chose,” he mentioned.

“It seems that Facebook hasn’t found the business value to be had in aggressively pursuing the existing credible strategies to remove hate from the platform – despite pressure from civil society, our own employees, our own consultants, and our own customers via the boycott”.


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