Facebook will suspend accounts for “disgruntled employees” who accuse the company, and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, of harassment, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
According to the report, the social network is considering suspending the accounts of five people in the past few days.
It is unclear whether the accounts were suspended because of Facebook’s response to the claims.
A Facebook spokeswoman told the Journal the accounts would be permanently shut down and that the company is “taking additional steps to protect people from harm.”
The Wall Street Journos report comes a week after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg apologized for an article that said Facebook had “unfairly” and “mischaracterized” the sexual harassment allegations against him and Zuckerberg.
The company said it would be “taking appropriate action.”
“I deeply regret what happened and my colleagues did wrong,” Zuckerberg said in a statement on Sunday.
“As a result of our own investigation, we determined that we have made a mistake and have suspended this account.
We will make sure that this never happens again.”
In February, Facebook released a statement that acknowledged that its leadership and staff “made a mistake” in reporting on an article published in January by a former employee.
The company has said it has taken steps to improve its processes to prevent similar problems.
Facebook is the biggest social media company, with nearly 1.3 billion users worldwide.