Facebook Exec In Trouble For Kavanaugh Support

  • 2018-10-05
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Facebook Exec In Trouble For Kavanaugh Support
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A top Facebook executive is in big trouble with the company, including Mark Zuckerberg after he attended his friend, Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing.

According to Axios:

Top Facebook executive Joel Kaplan made an emotional appearance at a companywide town hall Friday, and admitted that he should have consulted his superiors before attending last week's Brett Kavanaugh hearing, according to sources.

Why it matters: Facebook is trying to contain internal fallout from employees who were dismayed by Kaplan's appearance at the hearing sitting behind his friend Kavanaugh, who he served with in the administration of George W. Bush.

Facebook sources said Kaplan, Facebook’s vice president for global public policy, was solemn and contrite as he said he recognized the difficult situation he had put the company in.


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg also appeared at the town hall, which was livestreamed to all employees, and made it clear they considered Kaplan's appearance a big mistake. A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment on the record.

Zuckerberg did say that Facebook was a company of diverse opinions but it looks like he is siding with the liberals on this one.

 Source: TTN

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