Facebook has been forced to deny claims that its business manager was fired because she had an anti-gay Facebook page.
A report by Buzzfeed News has alleged that the Facebook business account manager, who works in San Francisco, was fired from the social network last week for “dissatisfaction” with her Facebook page and posting of “disrespectful” comments about LGBT people.
The company has denied the allegations and defended the actions of the account manager in a statement posted to its blog.
In the statement, the company said:We’re proud of the people we hire for our business.
They’re driven by passion and passion for their work, and they work with us to improve our products and services.
However, this wasn’t the case.
As an organization, we have a zero tolerance policy against harassment.
That’s why we’ve made a number of changes to address harassment on our platform.
We take this matter seriously, and we’re addressing it immediately.
We also took action last week, banning users from the Facebook platform from commenting on posts that violate our policies.
Facebook is committed to fostering a safe and welcoming workplace for all, and the company is actively investigating this report.
The Facebook business accounts manager, a person who is identified as “Cheryl,” posted an anti to the LGBT rights page in December 2016.
In a Facebook post on Dec. 20, the account described her views as “not in line with our values,” according to Buzzfeed.
She later said that she was not fired for her views, but was forced out of the Facebook page for posting “disproportionate, hateful, and/or offensive” comments.
Buzzfeed reports that Cheryl wrote that she has “always been a supporter of equality and LGBT rights,” but that she felt her Facebook post was inappropriate and had to be removed.
BuzzFeed’s sources claim Cheryl deleted the Facebook post but the post remained on Facebook for three months.
Buzznews also reports that the account was the subject of a Facebook thread about a “disgusting hate crime.”
The post on the page read: I was called a homophobe on Facebook because I support marriage equality.
I was not a homo, and I am not a bigot.
I don’t know if this was the first time this has happened to me, but I have been called a ‘faggot’ by people on the other side of the world.
I know it was hurtful.
The person who made the post is no longer employed by Facebook, and has been banned from the site.
But it was a terrible experience.
I did not deserve this.
If I had known the backlash would follow me on social media, I would have stayed in my job.
It made me sick to my stomach.
The person in question, who has since been identified as Ashley, posted on Facebook in January that she had a history of “hate crimes.”
Buzzfeed’s sources say Ashley’s Facebook post, along with comments by other Facebook employees and a Facebook employee’s response to the Facebook employee, caused her to be fired.
BuzzNews is reporting that Ashley has since filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), but Facebook has not responded to the claims.
BuzzBuzzFeed News is also reporting that Facebook has denied that the anti-LGBT posts were “offensive” and that the “zero tolerance” policy is meant to “prevent hate speech on our site.”
BuzzFeed says it contacted Facebook on Monday and received no response.
BuzzSciNews is the news service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.