Mark Zuckerberg insults his own Chinese employeesWatch
The Information doesn't go into detail but writes that Zuckerberg's increasingly aggressive stance on Beijing's free-speech policies isn't going down well with Facebook's base of Chinese employees, many of whom are from mainland China.
During a speech at Georgetown University last month, for example, Zuckerberg went on the attack criticizing Chinese state censorship and TikTok, a social-media platform and growing rival to Facebook that is operated by the Chinese tech giant ByteDance.
Some view Zuckerberg's increased anti-China rhetoric as an attempt to please US lawmakers and to fend off regulation. But it also risks creating an internal divide.
Chinese employees have also taken note of criticism made by executives associated with Facebook, The Information reported.
The Facebook board member Peter Thiel launched a tirade against Google in July as being "infiltrated" by Chinese operatives and called the company "treasonous." He did not offer any evidence to back up his claims.
The tension has been exacerbated by the suicide of a Chinese employee at Facebook's San Francisco headquarters in September. A Chinese Facebook engineer was fired in October after reportedly being asked to stop talking about his colleague's death, and his admonishment of the company went viral on Chinese social media.