Facebook is battling an internal revolt after one of its execs went to the Kavanaugh hearing (FB)

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Facebook employees are outraged after the company’s policy chief, Joel Kaplan, attended the Brett Kavanaugh hearing. Kavanaugh and Kaplan are friends, and worked together in the Bush administration. Facebook has now apologised, and is holding an internal town hall meeting on Friday to address the crisis.

Facebook is scrambling to contain the fallout after a senior executive’s attendance at Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate last week caused an internal employee uproar.

Joel Kaplan, the company’s policy chief, was visibly seated behind Kavanaugh, Trump’s embattled nominee for the US Supreme Court, as the judge angrily defended himself against allegations of sexual misconduct by multiple women. (He declined to comment on the day when approached by a Business Insider reporter.)See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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