Recently, Mark Zuckerberg shut down a group known as “Facebook Anon” that had become a center for political agitation among people.
The group was made back in 2015 to let workers voice their opinions regarding their personal concerns but it turned out to be more political by the end of last year’s election.
The group was so indulged in the politics during elections that a poster was seen advertising the group on Facebook’s campus that read “Trump Supporters Welcome.”
The group was made to assist employees in projects and so they can discuss their matter but the political nature took it to another direction. The group became famous to an extent where employees started to discuss daily whatever used to happen in it.
“Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, and a cornerstone of our culture is being open,” Facebook Head of People Lori Goler said in a statement sent to Business Insider on Wednesday.
“The FB Anon internal Facebook group violated our Terms of Service, which require people who use Facebook (including our employees) to use an authentic identity on our platform. Last year we disabled any anonymous internal groups or pages within Facebook, and reminded our people of the places at our company where they can have discussions about issues that matter to them, openly or confidentially as appropriate.”
“There was a feeling that everyone at the company was a Democrat or left-leaning,” one former employee, who asked to remain anonymous, told Business Insider, while another said the company didn’t envision “the wildfire around the election.”
“I don’t think they really thought there would be too many people on the Trump side,” the former employee said.
On asking why the group had been shut down, Zuckerberg said that it was harassing people and such acts won’t be tolerated at any cost.
On which in return a poster came featuring group’s dates and above the dates it reads, “Silence not silent.”