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Meta will not abandon its policy restricting conversations regarding abortion in their offices or on their employee-only version of Facebook, according to a report.

Meta, the parent business of Facebook, implemented the abortion speech restrictions in 2019, the Edge reported, and also throughout an all-staff conference on Thursday, an executive informed workers that there is “an increased risk” of the business being viewed as a “hostile work environment” as a result of interior discourse on abortion. Employees at Meta have actually called on the firm to alter the abortion conversation policy in light of Justice Samuel Alito’s dripped draft viewpoint that indicated the High court would rescind its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and also Meta’s position that debatable topics, such as migration, Black Lives Issue, and also transgender rights, are alright to discuss at the office, according to the report.

“Even if people are respectful and they’re attempting to be respectful about their view on abortion, it can still leave people feeling like they’re being targeted based on their gender or religion,” Janelle Gale, Meta’s vice president of human resources, reportedly said during the all-staff meeting. “It’s the one unique topic that kind of trips that line on a protected class pretty much in every instance.”

At work, Meta employees are only allowed to go over abortion  “with a trusted colleague in a private setting” and during a “listening session with a small group of up to 5 like-minded people to show solidarity,” according to the record.

Staff members are cost-free to talk about abortion beyond job, as well as Meta Chief Operations Policeman Sheryl Sandberg did so on her Facebook page after the Supreme Court draft viewpoint was exposed. Sandberg said it was a  “scary day for women all across our country” when the draft point of view dripped.

Not all staff members at Meta are happy with the plan.

Numerous comments about the abortion conversation ban posted by staff members during the conference livestream were erased, as well as workers airing vent aggravation regarding the speech restrictions have actually seen their interior Facebook messages removed and also replaced with “content removed” alerts, according to the record.

“The same policy explicitly allows us to discuss similarly sensitive issues and movements including immigration, trans rights, climate change, Black Lives Matter, gun rights/gun control, and vaccination,” a female employee said in an internal post seen by the Verge.

“The argument about why our policy treats one issue quite differently than other sensitive issues feels flimsy and unconvincing to me,” the employee continued. “The entire process of dealing with the Respectful Communication policy, being told why my post is violating, and crafting this new post has felt dehumanizing and dystopian.”

Meta did not respond to requests for comment.

H/T The Washington Examiner

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