‘I am taking a stand, I am quitting’: Facebook Engineer on company’s “Profiting off hate”

Los Angeles: “I am quitting because I can no longer stomach contributing to an organization that is profiting off hate in the US and globally,” wrote Chandwaney in a letter posted on Facebook’s internal employee network.

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Facebook software engineer Ashok Chandwaney who has watched the platform with utmost unease, as a haven for hate. The young engineer decided it is time to take a stand and thus quit from his job.

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Tuesday’s resignation made Chandwaney the latest Facebook employee to quit amid rising discontent within a company that, just a few years ago, was seen as an ideal employer – exciting, deep-pocketed and, as Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg frequently said, animated by the seemingly benevolent mission of connecting the world together. Worker frustration with Facebook’s policies on hate and racist speech has risen as protests against racial injustice have swept the country, with thousands of employees demanding that Zuckerberg, who controls a majority of Facebook’s voting shares, change his stances.

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While Facebook does not disclose the number of engineers it employs, engineers are some of the most sought-after employees and command some of the highest salaries at the company, according to people familiar with Facebook.

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