Meta prohibits 'disruptive' discussions among employees on guns, vaccines and abortion

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On Tuesday, Meta announced that it would be implementing a new set of “community engagement expectations” for employees. Among the updated rules is a ban on the discussion of topics deemed “disruptive” by the higher-ups.

Head of People Lori Goler outlined the expectations in a post on Meta’s internal forum, noting that they would go into effect immediately, and apply at all levels of the company.

“As Mark mentioned recently, we need to make a number of cultural shifts to help us deliver against our priorities,” Goler wrote, according to screenshots obtained by Fortune. “We’re doing this to ensure that internal discussions remain respectful, productive, and allow us to focus.”

Goler admitted that the decision means Meta will “no longer allow for every type of expression at work,” but added that she and other executives “think this is the right thing to do for the long-term health of our internal community.”

One of the main driving forces behind the new community engagement expectations is the desire to prevent employees from spending time engaging in conversations that negatively impact their workflow.

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