Mark Zuckerberg addressed Facebook employees who were frustrated by the CEO’s decision not to display Donald Trump’s flag or resign, advising Minneapolis protesters to shoot.
In a memo shared publicly on Friday, Zuckerberg acknowledged the response and listed seven specific policies that he would review more carefully, one of which was related to how Trump’s post was conducted.
Zuckerberg wrote, “I know many of you think we should have labeled president somehow last week.” “Our current policy is that if the content actually incites violence, the right thing to do is to take down the content – people should not see it behind a flag. Politicians, politicians or newsworthy people are no exception. I think this policy is principled and reasonable, but I also respect many more people who think there may be better alternatives, so I want to make sure we hear all these ideas. “
Although Zuckerberg noted that he was taking the discussion further with his team, he expressed concern that the search for other alternative methods of censorship could lead the company to edit policies that do not actually violate the policy. He said he planned to “proceed very carefully.”
Furthermore, the CEO went on to address other policies on how the organization would further enhance diversity representation, review policies on voter suppression in epidemics, and create a voter hub to encourage voting efforts.
Zuckerberg ended the memo by assuring his staff that he was with the black community.
“I stand with you,” Zuckerberg wrote. “Your life is important. Black life is important.”
Last weekend, Facebook workers took to Twitter after refusing to download or reject the controversial post with Zuckerberg, where Trump wrote, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts,” which many praised the idea of violence. The death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody last week, has sparked protests across the United States and around the world against police brutality.