Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) is placing restrictions on its employees so as to curb debate on social and political issues, Reuters reported Thursday.
What Happened: The Menlo Park, California-based company has put in place new rules that would affect the employees’ ability to discuss how its executives deal with sensitive political content, a company spokesperson told Reuters.
The spokesperson revealed that Facebook would ensure that the debate of executive decisions could be held on “appropriate channels,” without affecting work-related discussions.
“We’re updating our employee policies and work tools to ensure our culture remains respectful and inclusive,” the spokesperson said.
The Mark Zuckerberg-led company is also reportedly reinforcing its harassment policy to protect underrepresented employees and foster respectful conversation.
Why It Matters: Facebook has its own internal social network dubbed “Workplace,” where employees can converse freely and Zuckerberg also holds a a weekly Q&A session