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Associated Press fires employee over pro-Palestine views

Emily Wilder was dismissed for "violations of AP’s social media policy" due to comments she made on Twitter

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Associated Press has fired an employee over pro-Palestine views, it emerges on Saturday.

As being reported, AP fired a news associate for “violating the company’s social media policies”.

The development has caused an outcry in the journalism community after it became clear that Emily Wilder, barely a little over 2 weeks into her job, had been targeted at her pro-Palestinian stance on social media accounts.

A spokesperson for the Associated Press stated that while the organization “refrains from commenting on personnel matters”, it was confirmed that Emily Wilder was dismissed for “violations of AP’s social media policy” due to comments she made on Thursday.

Wilder has also confirmed that she was “terminated for violating the company’s social media policies in their News Values and Principles sometime between my start date on May 3 and yesterday”, according to The Guardian.

Wilder said the AP did not detail which of her tweets broke its policies.

Wilder, who is of Jewish descent, tweeted a total of 18 times during her tenure at the Associated Press, with most of her posts being re-tweets.

“They told me that I violated their social media policy and would be terminated immediately, but they never said which tweet or post violated the policy,” she said.
 
“I asked them, ‘Please tell me what violated the policy,’ and they said, ‘No.'”
 
Meanwhile, there is also some outcry on social media following Wilder’s job termination.
 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.