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UPDATE: Last Thursday, I reported that Facebook was a sponsor of Kavanaugh's keynote speech to the Federalist Society.

Facebook told me it didn't see anything wrong with it.

Many Facebook employees disagreed.

And now Facebook is changing its tune.

2. A source tells me that a member of Facebook's public policy team responded to employee complaints on an internal Facebook message board and said "we made a mistake" in sponsoring the Kavanaugh speech

Facebook told employees it would take steps to remedy the situation
3. I asked Facebook about the difference between what it was now telling employees internally and what it told me last Thursday about sponsoring Kavanaugh's speech.

"We’re not going to have any comment on this, Judd," a Facebook spokesman told me.

4. The incident illustrates the fundamental tension w/Facebook.

To attract talented employees, Facebook needs present itself as a forward-looking company w/progressive values

To avoid antitrust scrutiny, Facebook needs to cozy up to the right

It's trying to have it both ways
5. If you are a Facebook employee, please contact me about this. Your views matter.

You can reach me securely at jlegum@protonmail.com. I'm on all the secure messaging apps.
6. Zuckerberg gave just gave a speech about how much he values free speech so its strange how few Facebook employees feel free to share their views

It's almost like Facebook encourages them to stay quiet

Which couldn't be true, because Zuckerberg said he's a fan of free speech
ANOTHER UPDATE: After I posted this thread a Facebook spokesperson contacted me to let me know that Facebook does plan to continue to support the Federalist Society as an organization

So the "mistake" appears to be specifically related to sponsoring the Kavanaugh speech
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