Zuckerberg Catches Heat For Facebook Exec’s Kavanaugh Support

Zuckerberg Catches Heat For Facebook Exec’s Kavanaugh Support

October 5, 2018

Hundreds of Facebook employees are outraged over a top global policy executive’s decision to support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and appear at his confirmation hearing last week.

The anger began shortly after an image of Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s head of global policy, surfaced in the middle of Judge Kavanaugh’s  hearing last Thursday. His appearance quickly became an internal referendum on how Facebook’s top execs felt about the #MeToo movement, Trump-era politics, and freedom of speech.

Employees raised the question directly with Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg during his weekly Q&A last Friday. COO Sheryl Sandberg also weighed in on the controversy in an internal discussion thread that has so far drawn hundreds of comments.

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