A big email mistake reveals Facebook's stance on Trump's muslim registry

By Josh King, Buzz60

A Facebook spokesperson accidentally sent an email to a Buzzfeed reporter providing some insight into the company's thoughts on President-elect Donald Trump's plan for a Muslim registry.

Buzzfeed reports the spokesperson intended to send the email to a co-worker and instead sent this message to the reporter....

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Former Facebook worker describes what it's like to work for the company
In case you didn't hear, Facebook's trending team was laid off Friday, effective immediately.
I was on this team from 2014 to a few months ago. In honor of the team's demise I'll be sharing the 14 best & most absurd things I saw there
1. At one of my last team meetings, a manager talked about how much she loves her job and loves working at FB. She then announced 6 layoffs.
2. We worked long hours. Once, after a 4pm-12am shift, some of us took shots of bourbon and danced to Taylor Swift's Style until 3am.
3. We were told it didn't matter that we didn't have PTO. "Youre well paid contractors & it's not like any of you are married or have kids"
4. I went to Karaoke in NYC for the first time with members of the team. At 12am. After work. #blessed
5. Our manager ignored us for the holidays. So a team member put together a dinner and there were bottles of vodka--FROZEN in ice.
6. I granny bowled a strike at a team outing. #olympicmaterial
8. Once someone complained about low morale and they were told to be happy they have a job where they make "adult money."
9. In case I wasn't clear: The Trending team's contractors loved to dance.
10. Some of the people I met at the job are my best friends now and THAT is something I'll always be grateful for.
11. This guardian piece is the most accurate story I read about the Trending team. https://t.co/FY1mo8unr3
12. Trending taught me that most most of the world only cares about two things: sports and entertainment.
13. Our nickname for "Facebook Media Central" was "Media Hell."

"Happy to talk to her off record about why this is attacking a straw man. Also I heard back from her that she may or may not write an additional piece depending on what response she gets from companies. So sounds like not making any stmt on record is the way to go."

The topic of tech companies assisting in the data collecting of has been discussed before, with companies like Twitter, Google and Pandora among other saying they would not assist in the creation of a registry.

However, the possibility of a registry remains real, with Reuters reporting that Trump's immigration policy group could reinstate the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System.

After a delay in response, a Facebook spokesperson did tell Buzzfeed that "No one has asked us to build a Muslim registry, and of course we would not do so."

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