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Facebook software engineer quits and says company is ‘profiting off hate’

By iwano@_84

A software engineer for Facebook is departing the company over the platform’s alleged permissiveness toward hate.

“I’m quitting because I can no longer stomach contributing to an organization that is profiting off hate in the US and globally,” Ashok Chandwaney said in a letter on Tuesday posted to the company’s internal message board.

A Facebook representative rejected the assessment.

“We don’t benefit from hate,” Facebook spokeswoman Liz Bourgeois said, according to the Washington Post. “We invest billions of dollars each year to keep our community safe and are in deep partnership with outside experts to review and update our policies. This summer we launched an industry leading policy to go after QAnon, grew our fact-checking program, and removed millions of posts tied to hate organizations — over 96% of which we found before anyone reported them to us.”

In the letter that is nearly 1,300 words long, Chandwaney said

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