At Meta, staff members were told not to broach touchy subjects like abortion, gun control, proposed legislation, or vaccine efficacy in the workplace. According to a leaked internal document from Lori Goler, Meta’s head of people, Fortune reported on the adjustments. To TechCrunch, a Meta representative confirmed the information.
According to Fortune, Goler stated in a business memo that “As Mark recently mentioned, we need to make a number of cultural shifts to help us deliver on our priorities,” “We’re doing this to keep internal conversations respectful, productive, and focused.” The trade-off is that we will no longer permit all forms of expression at work, but we feel that this is the correct move for the long-term wellbeing of our internal community. When a draught Roe v. Wade ruling from the Supreme Court was leaked in June, Meta adopted a similar stance.