Technology • Internet & Web
2020-06-13T13:27:54+00:00

Facebook shows tool to suppress words like "unionize" in productivity tool Workplace

Facebook shows tool to suppress words like "unionize" in productivity tool Workplace
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In an internal presentation that showed new features for Facebook's own productivity tool Workplace, the company presented a feature that helps employers control the content on the platform through blacklisting words. In the presentation "unionize" was used as an example, which sparked a backlash from Facebook employees leading to the presentation being taken down from the internal platform a day later. Karandeep Anand, a product manager for Facebook Workplace has apologized for using "unionize" as an example claiming that Facebook has no intention of "censoring users".

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