A group of about 100 conservative Facebook employees have formed an internal organization whose aim is to combat a liberal company culture considered by many to be intolerant of different views.
The group was started by a post on the social network company’s internal message board last week, as reported by The New York Times on Tuesday.
“We are a political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views,” posted Brian Amerige, a senior Facebook engineer, according to the NY Times. “We claim to welcome all perspectives, but are quick to attack — often in mobs — anyone who presents a view that appears to be in opposition to left-leaning ideology.”
The internal group has come to be known as “FB’ers for Political Diversity,” its goal being to allow for increased ideological diversity within the Facebook company.
Recently, Facebook has garnered controversy both for concerns over how the site shares personal data and allegations of political bias, especially censorship of conservatives.
For example, in January, Facebook took down the socially conservative Warriors for Christ ministry page, which had about 225,000 followers, accusing it of hate speech and bullying.
While promoting its academic programs on Facebook, The Franciscan University of Steubenville had their ads censored due to them including a crucifix.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski