Facebook has become the latest company to “Get Woke, Go Broke,” as the leftwing Big Tech giant plans mass layoffs following “one of the worst downturns.”
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, or “Meta” as it now “identifies” as, is laying the groundwork for a huge cull in the workforce.
Zuckerberg has put executives on notice by warning them to plan for future cuts by identifying staff “who are unable to get on track.”
Earlier this month, Zuckerberg warned “woke” employees that they may be facing the chop.
Accoridng to Reuters, Zuckerberg delivered a warning message to Meta workers on July 1, during a weekly employee question-and-answer session.
Discussing the situation at Meta, Zuckerberg said, “If I had to bet, I’d say that this might be one of the worst downturns that we’ve seen in recent history.”
However, Zuckerberg put responsibility for layoffs squarely on employee performance.
“Realistically, there are probably a bunch of people at the company who shouldn’t be here,” Zuckerberg stated.
“Part of my hope by raising expectations and having more aggressive goals, and just kind of turning up the heat a little bit, is that I think some of you might decide that this place isn’t for you, and that self-selection is OK with me.”
In addition to potential future cuts of the existing workforce, Meta scaled back the hiring of new engineers in 2022 from 10,000 to between 6,000 and 7,000.
Other positions are also to be left vacant.
The “Meta” rebrand was supposed to be a glorious expansion of Facebook, taking it beyond being just a social media platform while trying to leave many of the company’s controversies behind.
“We are at the beginning of the next chapter for the internet, and it’s the next chapter for our company too,” Zuckerberg gloated in October 2021.
“The next platform will be even more immersive — an embodied internet where you’re in the experience, not just looking at it.
“We call this the metaverse, and it will touch every product we build.”
However, the “metaverse” has failed to live up to the hype.
There was a backlash against the actual limited performance of the “metaverse” as compared to what Zuckerberg had promised.
“Meta is beta,” observed Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers.
Tech company founder Phil Libin went further and described the metaverse as the same kind of lies versus reality that propped up the communist USSR.
Libin said, “I went to first grade in the Soviet Union. I was subjected to a lot of Soviet propaganda, and I was told as a little kid repeatedly: ‘Communism doesn’t exist yet. We haven’t built communism yet. We’re building towards communism. But it’s not communism yet. What you see around you, this horrible, horrible place, isn’t communism. We’re building towards it. It’s going to be great when it gets here.’”
To Libin, Meta set up the same kind of bait and switch.
“You know, you can smell a bad idea before it’s fully built,” Libin scoffed.
“So I don’t want to hear, ‘Oh yeah, the metaverse doesn’t exist yet. No, no, no, all this stuff, all this stupid, useless, crappy stuff that exists right now, that’s not the metaverse. The metaverse is coming — it’s coming.’”
Despite the rebranding effort, Facebook, or Meta, has suffered many setbacks recently.
Zuckerberg personally lost billions when Facebook announced in February 2022 that it had suffered its first-ever quarter with a decrease in daily active users.
Also in February, a manager of community development at Meta, Jeren Miles, was filmed as part of a pedophile sting operation.
In March, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas also called for a review of the special legal protections Big Tech receives.
The right court case could end up removing the immunities for civil or criminal liability Facebook currently takes advantage of.
Even as Meta prepares for rough times, perhaps the last employees who need to worry about their jobs are Facebook’s infamous “fact checkers.”
Facebook’s own attorneys admitted these fact-checkers are going by opinions, not facts.
But still, Facebook uses them to censor any views which go against progressive dogma.
And the more they censor, the more people quit using the platform.
It’s unfortunate that some tech workers will soon be unemployed.
However, layoffs due to a decrease in users and influence are the direct result of Facebook’s woke bullying of the people.
Meta is in trouble, ultimately, because they do not function like a real social media platform.
They have, instead, become just another propaganda tool of the Democratic Party.