Meta, the parent company of Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, has banned its employees from speaking on certain topics. Meta recently updated an internal rule. After this update, the company said that employees will no longer be allowed to discuss topics that have had “divisive” effects in the past.
The company will no longer allow “divisive” speech
Under the new rule, employees will no longer be able to talk about political issues, including abortion, the effectiveness of vaccines, and gun rights, as well as civil/social movements and elections. “We are doing this to help us stay focused while ensuring that internal discussions remain respectful and productive,” said Lori Goler, Meta’s human resources manager, and add: “This decision means we will no longer allow all views in the workplace. But we believe it is the right thing to do for the long-term health of our internal community.”
Recently John Carmack resigned from Meta
Meta recently lost a very important employee. John Carmack, a respected figure in the gaming and technology world for his work on Doom, Quake, and especially virtual reality, has resigned from the company. Carmack, who has been a consultant at Meta since 2019, joined Oculus as CTO in 2013. He moved to Meta when the company ( At that time “Facebook”) acquired Oculus in 2014. In 2019, Carmack stepped down as CTO of Oculus, reducing his role at the company, and has been a technology-focused consultant ever since.
So why is John Carmack leaving a technology company like Meta? According to the details that have emerged, Carmack is not very happy with Meta’s current situation. Carmack, who believes that he can do much better with the power they have, believes that the main problem at Meta is the problem of efficiency. “We have a huge amount of staff and resources, but we’re constantly self-sabotaging and wasting our efforts,” he said, adding, “There’s no point in making a bad situation look good. I think our organization is only operating at half the level of efficiency that would make me happy.”