A Facebook engineer who quit after attacking its ‘intolerant’ culture wrote a 1,000-word memo revealing some of the biggest challenges facing the business (FB)

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  • Brian Amerige, a Facebook engineer who earlier this year sparked a firestorm by criticizing what he described as the company’s “intolerant” liberal culture, is leaving.
  • Business Insider obtained a 1,000-word memo he wrote saying goodbye to his colleagues.
  • In the memo, Amerige candidly laid out the challenges he said Facebook was facing, including a slowdown in sharing and a weak product culture.
  • He also praised the company’s scrappiness and the way it assigns team roles.

A Facebook engineer who earlier this year sparked an internal firestorm by attacking what he described as the company’s “intolerant” liberal culture is leaving — and on his way out, he wrote a 1,000-word memo laying out the company’s struggles.

Brian Amerige, an engineering manager of product usability at the social-networking giant, provoked passionate debates in Facebook in August after he wrote an internal post decrying what he viewed as the company’s “political monoculture” that was intolerant of conservative and dissenting views.

His document came as Silicon Valley grappled with allegations of bias and liberal slant, and after an engineer named James Damore made headlines with a memo criticizing diversity initiatives at Google.

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