Resignation letter from Facebook (with samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “resignation letter from Facebook.”

Samples of resignation letters from Facebook

When writing a resignation letter, these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to tell your employer about leaving the job and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the Last Date of your work.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your job. Keep your composure when writing the resignation letter.
  • Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to your employer. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1: “Resignation letter from Facebook”

Facebook software engineer Ashok Chandwaney

“*** I’m quitting because I can no longer stomach contributing to an organization that is

profiting off hate in the US and globally.***

I want to thank all of the people – contractors, interns, and FTE – who I’ve met here over the

years, for helping create a pleasant and mutually respectful workplace. It is clear to me that

despite the best efforts of many of us who work here, and outside advocates like Color Of

Change, Facebook is choosing to be on the wrong side of history.

As I reflect on my last five years, Facebook’s five core values rise to the top of my mind. I’m

going to share what I’ve learned from them, and how the absence of them in the company’s

approach to hate has eroded my faith in this company’s will to remove it from the platform.

## Be Bold

Facebook didn’t scale to over 2.5 billion users, a third of the world’s entire population, by us

throwing our hands up when faced with a challenge, saying “it’s too hard”, and walking

away. Quite the opposite: my career at Facebook has been defined by confronting hard

problems head on.

Often, I hear people explain how hard it is to do things like remove hate content, stop hate

organizing, or etc. To me being bold means seeing something that’s hard to do but,

knowing it’s the right thing to do, rolling up my sleeves, and diving in.

Boldness is not, on the other hand, taking a pass on implementing the recommendations

from organized civil rights advocates, eg #StopHateForProfit, and even our own civil rights

auditors – as we have done.

Given the lack of willingness, commitment, urgency and transparency around actioning the

civil rights audit’s recommendations to the best of our ability, I am left wondering if the

audit was intended to be a PR deflection strategy.

## Focus on Impact

I’ve learned to pay relentless attention to the results of my work, and that outcomes as

measured by fair, honest metrics are what matters. Every day “the looting starts, the shooting starts” stays up is a day that we choose to minimize regulatory risk at the expense of the safety of Black, Indigenous, and people of


Violent hate groups and far-right militias are out there, and they’re using Facebook to

recruit and radicalize people who will go on to commit violent hate crimes. So where’s the

metric about this? [Our PR response to #StopHateForProfit on this one didn’t even engage

with the question](


## Move Fast

I’ve been told repeatedly “Facebook moves much faster than {company x}”. In my work,

moving fast looks like bias to action: when presented with a problem, I execute towards a

solution with haste. Sometimes this has meant learning about a bug in a meeting, and fixing

it before the meeting is over.

The contrast between that and our approach to hate on platform is astonishing.

Civil society has been engaging with Facebook on issues like whether “white nationalism” is

hate content (first reported in 2018, [enforcement is

dubious]( [])), around preventing illegal

discrimination in ads ([still possible as of

December]( [])), and [refusing

to take good faith steps to reduce hate on

platform]( []).

Feedback is supposed to be a gift, yet despite the enormous feedback (and multiple

lawsuits, for discriminatory ads) very little action has been taken. In fact, we continue to pass

the buck with the Kenosha Guard failure being pinned on contract content moderators, who

are underpaid and undersupported in their jobs – both of which are things Facebook could

almost instantly fix if it so chose. The actions that have been taken are easy, and could be

interpreted as impactful because they make us look good, rather than impactful because

they will make substantive change.

## Be Open

I’ve learned to engage honestly and eagerly with folks who want to have conversations with

me at work, regardless of role or team.

The lack of openness on Facebook’s part when it comes to the matter of hate on platform

throws this idea into sharp relief.

## Build Social Value

To this day, the meaning of this value escapes me. I’ve heard numerous, unsatisfying

explanations for how the various things I’ve worked on here has been building social value.

In all my roles across the company, at the end of the day, the decisions have actually come

down to business value. What I wish I saw were a serious prioritization of social good even

when there isn’t an immediately obvious business value to it, or when there may be business

harm that comes from it – for instance, removing the sitting president’s incitement to

violence, which could lead to regulatory action.

It seems that Facebook hasn’t found the business value to be had in aggressively pursuing

the existing credible strategies to remove hate from the platform – despite pressure from

civil society, our own employees, our own consultants, and our own customers via the


If none of those things can compel us to be bold and move fast on hate, it seems like the

only source of pressure that’s yet to come to bear is government or regulatory action. While

I know many of us groan at the idea of government intervention of any sort, [this is an

approach that has seen a marked reduction in hate content on German social

media]( []).

## This is your company now

I know I’m not alone in being upset about Facebook’s willingness to profit off of hate. If you

feel alone in that, and want someone to chat (about non-confidential things!) with, hit me

up on LinkedIn and we can get on the phone. I’m gonna have a lot of free time on my hands

for now.

PS: just in case it’s not clear, I do assume – as required by policy – best intent of all my

coworkers including leadership. It’s just, I can’t point to facts that substantiate that

assumption when looking at our repeated failures to confront the hate and violence

occuring and being organized on platform.


Ashok Chandwaney,

Facebook software engineer”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of resignation letters from Facebook

How do you write a social club resignation letter?

“I hereby relinquish all rights, responsibilities and privileges as an ABC Community Club Member, effective immediately. I appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter. I hope that my resignation does not in any way cause inconvenience and would like to apologize in advance if this is the case.”

How do you politely resign quickly?

“Dear [Mr./Ms./Mrs. Surname], I am writing to give my formal notice for immediate resignation from [company name] as of the [date of departure]. I sincerely apologize for not being able to provide notice, but due to [reason for leaving], I must resign immediately.”

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