Brendan Eich forced to step down from position as CEO of Mozilla, just because he donated money to California’s Prop. 8 campaign

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The company that he, the inventor of JavaScript, helped found, clearly no longer wanted him, due to pressure from people on social media, as well as OK Cupid’s protest.

The chief executive of Mozilla – the company best known for its Firefox browser – has stepped down.

Brendan Eich was appointed just last month but came in for heavy criticism for his views on same-sex marriage.

Mozilla’s executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker announced the decision in a blog post.

“Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it,” she wrote.

“We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.

“We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better.”

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