Brian Amerige, a Facebook engineer who sparked a firestorm by criticising the company’s “intolerant” liberal culture, is leaving.
He wrote a 1,000-word memo for his colleagues to say goodbye, which has been obtained by Business Insider.
In the memo, Amerige candidly lays out the challenges facing Facebook — including a slowdown in sharing and a weak product culture.
He also praises the company’s scrappiness, and the way it assigns team roles.
A Facebook engineer who sparked an internal firestorm by attacking what he described as the company’s “intolerant” liberal culture is leaving — and he penned a 1,000-word memo laying out the company’s struggles on his way out the door.
Brian Amerige, an engineering manager of product usability at the social networking giant, provoked passionate debates in Facebook in August 2018, when he wrote a memo decrying what he viewed as the company’s “political monoculture” that is intolerant of conservative and dissenting views.
His document came as Silicon Valley grappled with allegations of bias and liberal slant, and after engineer James Damore made headlines of his own with a memo criticizing diversity initiatives at Google. Amerige’s actions led to the formation of an internal employee group, FB’ers for Political Diversity, that now has …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology