In a letter sent to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, over 250 employees of Facebook have announced their opposition to the social media giant’s new policy on political advertisements, Fox Business reports.
The letter is in response to a recent change at Facebook that allows political ads to contain lies in them. The letter claims that such a policy is a “threat to what Facebook stands for.” In response to the employee dissent, a spokeswoman for Facebook declared that the platform “remains committed to not censoring political speech.”
This represents the latest in a series of political headaches for Zuckerberg, who has faced criticism from both sides of the political aisle regarding Facebook’s role in the spreading of fake news during the last two election cycles. This has also led to bipartisan calls for Facebook, and other tech giants, to be broken up due to a monopolistic hold on social media.
This has resulted in numerous antitrust investigations launched against Facebook, including a coordinated investigation involving dozens of state attorneys general that started in September. Zuckerberg recently testified before Congress again last week, and faced particularly loud criticism from socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).