Facebook employees revolt after executive appears at Kavanaugh hearing

Technology 5-10-2018 Mashable 34

Facebook is once again facing uncomfortable questions from employees about the actions of one of its executives.

This time it's Joel Kaplan, the company's VP of global public policy, who last week attended Brett Kavanaugh's Senate hearing. Kaplan's appearance, which raised some eyebrows at the time, resulted in a backlash from many Facebook employees, according to the New York Times

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Kaplan attended the hearing not as a Facebook representative, but as a close friend of Kavanaugh, according to The Times. Nonetheless, his appearance did not go over well among Facebook employees, some of whom were dismayed at such a public showing of support by a top executive. Kaplan was seated prominently, just two rows behind Kavanaugh and was clearly visible during much of the hearing. Read more...

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