Facebook will curb internal debate over politics, racial justice and the ...

Facebook will curb internal debate over politics, racial justice and the coronavirus pandemic in a bid to prevent clashes among staff, Mark Zuckerberg reveals Platform make it clearer which parts of its Workplace internal message board is for discussing contentious political or social issues  Mark Zuckerberg discussed the move during a question-and-answer session  'We're updating our employee policies and work tools to ensure our culture remains respectful and inclusive,' a spokesperson said

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Published: 08:59 BST, 18 September 2020 | Updated: 08:59 BST, 18 September 2020

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Facebook has said it is updating workplace policy to prevent clashes over politics, racial justice or the pandemic on its internal employee message board.

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg discussed the move during a question-and-answer session with employees.

'What we've heard from our employees is that they want the option to join debates on social and political issues rather than see them unexpectedly in their work feed,' Facebook spokesman Joe Osborne said in response to an AFP inquiry on Thursday.

'We're updating our employee policies and work tools to ensure our culture remains respectful and inclusive.'

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg discussed the move during a question-and-answer session with employees. Above, Mark Zuckerberg pictured in a 2019 file image

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg discussed the move during a question-and-answer session with employees. Above, Mark Zuckerberg pictured in a 2019 file image 

Facebook is strengthening its harassment policy so that employees from under-represented communities don't face hostile work environments, according to Osborne.

The Silicon Valley-based internet titan said will also make it clearer which parts of its Workplace internal message board is for discussing contentious political or social issues, and carefully

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