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SAN FRANCISCO — “I want to apologize,” the Facebook executive wrote last Friday in a note to staff. “I recognize this moment is a deeply painful one — internally and externally.”

The apology came from Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice president for global public policy. A day earlier, Mr. Kaplan had sat behind his friend, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, when the judge testified in Congress about allegations he had sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford in high school. Mr. Kaplan’s surprise appearance prompted anger and shock among many Facebook employees, some of whom said they took his action as a tacit show of support for Judge Kavanaugh — as if it were an endorsement from Facebook itself.

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The unrest quickly spilled over onto Facebook’s internal message boards, where hundreds of workers have since posted about their concerns, according to current and former employees. To quell the hubbub, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, last Friday explained in a widely attended staff meeting that Mr. Kaplan was a close friend of Judge Kavanaugh’s and had broken no company rules, these people said.

Yet the disquiet within the company has not subsided. This week, Facebook employees kept flooding internal forums with comments about Mr. Kaplan’s appearance at the hearing. In a post on Wednesday, Andrew Bosworth, a Facebook executive, appeared to dismiss the concerns when he wrote to employees that “it is your responsibility to choose a path, not that of the company you work for.” Facebook plans to hold another staff meeting on Friday to contain the damage, said the current and former employees.

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  1. Fascists anyone? That’s what these Facebook employees sound like. They are taking a page out of a repressive government’s rulebook. Something really wrong with these people. And now we see why conservatives have to get out to vote this November. And the next November election in 2020. It is time to talk back against this anti-Americanism these kinds of people express in the public arena.

  2. Hey they work for a company that is so left leaning that they can’t comprehend that the company won’t punish the man for showing up at the hearing. The leftist agenda is to stop anyone that disagrees with them and this is just another show of whinny, cry babies that are throwing a tantrum over the fact that this man didn’t stand up yell from the roof tops that Kavanaugh was a dirt bag that didn’t deserve to be a lawyer let alone a judge on any bench. I would not be surprised to find out that the man winds up stepping down or getting fired, all because the snowflakes can’t have anyone go against them.

  3. It’s good to know that Facebook has one sane employee. That company is taking down or disabling accounts right and left for vague “community standards” reasons, where they will not bother to even show what was posted. I know, it has happened to me and several other conservatives who have a reach in the millions. I had a personal account for 9 years with absolutely no issues until I started to share my conservative viewpoint. September 20, 50 days before the midterm elections, it was completely disabled along with several other friends. It’s no wonder Zberg sold off 32 billion of his personal company stock only days earlier. Except for the fact that I no longer have contact with distant family and friends anymore, I feel liberated! Thank you Facebook for showing me the light! Kudos to Joel Kaplan for being a caring human being.

  4. If their faces freeze that way, they will be ready for Holly ween. I think that Mr Kaplin should be rewarded for standing by with his friend. I do not think anyone at facebook has any friends that would stand up for them.

    I wonder how they would act, if something really bad took place.

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