It’s not just social media users that are being censored, now its social media employees.
According to a new report by Business Insider, citing an internal company memo, Facebook is now telling its employees what they can, and can’t, talk about at work.
Business Insider reviewed an internal company memo where Facebook’s CTO claims to have put together “a set of ground rules for open and respectful communication at work, and a central moderation model.”
The memo states: “We’re keeping it simple with three main guidelines: Don’t insult, bully, or antagonize others. Don’t try to change someone’s politics or religion. Don’t break our rules about harassing speech and expression.”
Facebook uses Workplace, an app that allows chat, for internal communication. Employees use it for work related projects, but also occasionally for small talk. The app is targeted as the main area where these new rules will apply.
The memo continues: “These guidelines apply to all work communications including Workplace, email, chat, tasks, posters, whiteboards, chalkboards, and face-to-face. Since Workplace is where most of these discussions happen, we are investing engineering resources there.”
Facebook has also made it easier for employees to report one another when somebody says something that “offends” someone else.