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Mark Zuckerberg criticised by civil rights leaders over Donald Trump Facebook post

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Activists say Facebook boss's decision to leave ‘shooting threat' up sets dangerous precedent Civil rights leaders have criticised Mark Zuckerberg's decision to take no action against a Facebook post from Donald Trump appearing to threaten to start shooting “looters”, after a Monday night meeting with the company's executives ended in acrimony. “We are disappointed and stunned by Mark's incomprehensible explanations for allowing the Trump posts to remain up,” Vanita Gupta, Sherrilyn Ifill and Rashad Robison said in a statement. “He did not demonstrate understanding of historic or...
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Mark Zuckerberg told enraged employees Facebook might change its policy on politicians using violent speech

Mark Zuckerberg told enraged employees Facebook might change its policy on politicians using violent speech

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Facebook has come under fire for its decision to leave up a post from President Trump about the George Floyd protests in which he said he would deploy the National Guard, and "when the looting starts, the shooting starts."
Leaked audio obtained by The Verge from a company meeting on Friday shows Zuckerberg said the company might review its policies around the "discussion of state use of force."
Zuckerberg justified leaving Trump's post untouched partially on the grounds that he referred to deploying the National Guard."We think people need to know if the government is planning to deploy...
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Facebook is getting slammed by civil rights leaders and losing business as employee strife rages about its stance on Trump's posts

Facebook is getting slammed by civil rights leaders and losing business as employee strife rages about its stance on Trump's posts

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Facebook's decision to leave up a post by President Trump threatening "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" in reference to the George Floyd protests is continuing to damage the company's reputation.
Civil rights leaders said CEO Mark Zuckerberg "refuses to acknowledge how Facebook is facilitating Trump's call for violence against protesters" after video conference call with him.
Meanwhile the CEO of a therapy app in talks to sign a partnership with Facebook said he was severing the deal on the basis he couldn't support a company that "incites violence, racism, and lies."
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