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Facebook employees stage ‘virtual walkout’ to protest Zuckerberg’s obedience to Trump



Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is facing an internal revolt over his decision to remain hands off when it comes to President Donald Trump’s inflammatory posts.

The New York Times reports that dozens of Facebook employees working from home logged into the company’s system on Monday and then requested time off so that they could support anti-police brutality protests taking place across the country.


“The movement — a virtual ‘walkout’ of sorts since most Facebook employees are working from home because of the coronavirus pandemic — comes as staff members have circulated petitions and threatened to resign,” the Times reports. “More than a dozen current and former employees have described the unrest as the most serious challenge to Mr. Zuckerberg’s leadership since the company was founded 15 years ago.”

Facebook employees over the weekend were upset that Zuckerberg didn’t take action against Trump’s post that promoting shooting looters, especially after Twitter hid the president’s tweet on the grounds that it violated terms of service that bar the glorification of violence.

“Facebook’s inaction in taking down Trump’s post inciting violence makes me ashamed to work here,” Facebook engineer Lauren Tan wrote on Twitter Friday. “Silence is complicity.”

Additionally, two “senior” Facebook employees tell the Times that they’ve told Zuckerberg they will resign unless he takes a tougher line against the president inciting violence.

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24 hours of embarrassing incidents culminate in #TrumpIsALaughingStock trending on Twitter



President Donald Trump has already had a tough week.

It started Monday evening when HBO aired a widely-panned interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan.

Monday morning, Trump appeared entirely unfamiliar with Yosemite National Park.

And then Trump had another one of his lie-filled presidential briefings.

All the fodder circulating resulted in the hashtag for "Trump is a laughing stock" trending on Twitter.

Here's some of what people were saying about the commander-in-chief:



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GOP operatives linked to Kayne West’s presidential bid in potential ‘spoiler’ effort: NYT



There are questions as to whether Kanye West is running a "spoiler" bid for president to help re-elect his friend, Donald Trump, according to a new report by The New York Times.

"At least four people who have been active in Republican politics are linked to Kanye West’s attempt to get on the presidential ballot this year. The connection raises questions about the aims of the entertainer’s effort and whether it is regarded within the G.O.P. as a spoiler campaign that could aid President Trump, even as those close to Mr. West have expressed concerns about his mental health as he enters the political arena," the newspaper reported.

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Kris Kobach ridiculed after losing comeback bid in Kansas: ‘Adios amigo’



Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the projected loser of the state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Kobach, a longtime crusader against immigration, headed up President Donald Trump's so-called "voter fraud commission" before it was disbanded after failing to identify any widespread instances of fraud.

Kobach unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018.

Here's some of what people were saying about Kobach's defeat:



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