Daimler AG shutters Facebook page slamming the company

The page belonged to employees of the German-based automaker; they were criticizing the company’s management, describing the CEO as ‘head of a pack of liars.’

German automaker Daimler AG shut down the Facebook page “Daimler Colleagues Against Stuttgart 21,” according to Forbes (which cited a report on a German site).

The page, which reportedly consisted of Daimler employees, was protesting a large urban development project in Stuttgart, Germany, where the company is headquartered.

Facebook Germany has said this is the first such incident. What remains unclear is whether Facebook pulled the plug on the page or the company somehow persuaded its employees to kill it.

According to The Local, a German news site in English, a Daimler spokesperson said the company had contacted Facebook about the group to express its frustration about the page.

A Daimler PR rep insisted the company wasn’t stifling employees’ freedom of expression. Instead, its aim was to stop the insults against management, which were violations of company policy.

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