In a tell-all piece on The Guardian, a former contractor of Facebook revealed that women “are rarely encouraged to speak up” in the Trending-news team.
“I often found that when I reported a problem with the Trending tool or a discrepancy in the guidelines, my claims were dismissed. When a man would report the same problem, he would be congratulated for noticing the problem and actions would be taken to fix it,” she writes.
She adds that even if they reported the sexism to their supervisors, no actions would be taken. This said, apparently of the 15 people who have quit the team, 10 of them were women.
Meanwhile, Facebook has promised to investigate the issue of sexism in their office, saying that they don’t “tolerate unlawful harassment or any mistreatment in the workplace or in a work-related situation.” Hopefully they fix it soon because we wouldn’t want more controversies on top of the other now, do we?