Facebook may be more likely to reject code from female engineers

A study revealing gender bias at Facebook, and a subsequent internal investigation, reportedly has engineers of two minds about the potential implications. The Wall Street Journal revealed more details about the study and investigation, compiled last year. A former Facebook engineer used five years’ worth of data to show that female engineers at Facebook have their code rejected during review 35-percent more than male engineers. They also waited 3.9-percent longer for review and got 8.2-percent more comments. This would seem to suggest that the women’s work was being more heavily scrutinized, if not rejected out of hand. Facebook conducted its own internal…

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