Zuckerberg Goes Plutocrat, “Cancels” All Facebook Event Until June 2021
According to an announcement that CEO Mark Zuckerberg made on April 16, 2020, Facebook is no longer holding large gatherings until June 2021.
The social media giant is also extending its work from home requirement through the end of May.
They will also let employees who don’t feel comfortable about coming into their normal office jobs to continue working remotely “through at least the summer.”
“A small percent of our critical employees who can’t work remotely, like content reviewers working on counter-terrorism or suicide and self-harm prevention, and engineers working on complex hardware, may be able to return sooner, but overall, we don’t expect to have everyone back in our offices for some time,” Zuckerberg declared in a post on his Facebook page.
Furthermore, Facebook is banning business travel until June.
Near the end of February, Facebook canceled its annual F8 developers conference as the virus started to spread across the globe.
This Facebook is usually held in late April or early May in the San Francisco Bay area.
Last year, more than 5,000 people from across the globe attended F8.
Major tech events have experienced a number of cancellations in 2020.
Renowned conference SXSW saw its events cancelled after the city of Austin took action back in March.