Facebook employee commits suicide at company’s headquarters

An employee of Facebook died by apparent suicide on Thursday morning , Menlo Park police reported and the company confirmed .
“ We were saddened to learn that one of our employees passed away at our Menlo Park headquarters earlier today , ” a Facebook spokesperson is quoted to have told many Online media outlets .
The employee , a male , was pronounced dead at the scene, which was near the 100 block of Jefferson Drive at a building on Facebook ’ s Menlo Park office .
Police say that after preliminary investigations they do not suspect any foul play .
“ Menlo Park Police Officers and Menlo Park Fire Protection District personnel responded, and when they arrived , found the victim unresponsive , ” a Police press release states .
“ We ’ re cooperating with Police in their investigation and providing support to employees.
“ While the family is being notified, we have no information to share .
“ We hope to provide an update when we learn additional information from law enforcement, ” the Facebook spokesperson further noted .
The Washington Examiner also quoted a Facebook employee as hazarding a guess for the suicide .
It reported , “ Current and former contract workers for Facebook ’ s moderation centres in Berlin recently spoke to the Guardian about the mental health troubles they have seen in themselves and their colleagues.
“ The moderators claimed their low -paying job requires them to sift through graphic, depraved content for hours every day , which has led some to become ‘ addicted ’ to hardcore pornography.
“ You understand something more about this sort of dystopic society we are building every day , ” one moderator said .

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