Facebook has 'black people problem,' ex-employee says

As Facebook defends its handling of Russian political interference, an ex-employee published another scathing critique of the company's culture. Facebook "has a black people problem," Mark S. Luckie wrote in a lengthy internal memo circulated earlier this month and made public on Facebook Tuesday.In the post, Luckie, who worked as a partnerships manager for a year, described the ways in which the social network excludes its black users and employees."Facebook's disenfranchisement of black people on the platform mirrors the marginalization of its black employees," he writes. "Racial discrimination at Facebook is real." Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2018-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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