Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will ‘review’ policies on speech promoting state violence
Published on: 2020-06-07 07:18:36 | Category: Business | By: admin
Specifically, Zuckerberg says he and company leadership will review its controversial stance around “threats of state use of force,” following President Donald Trump’s statement about shooting protesters that sparked outrage and various levels of response from both Facebook and Twitter.Specifically, Zuckerberg says he and the company leadership will review their controversial stance on "threats to the use of force by the state," following the statement by President Donald Trump about shooting protesters that sparked outrage and different levels of response from both Facebook and Twitter.
The post largely repeated points Zuckerberg made earlier this week in an all-hands meeting,
“We’re going to review our policies allowing discussion and threats of state use of force to see if there are any amendments we should adopt. There are two specific situations under this policy that we’re going to review,” Zuckerberg writes. “The first is around instances of excessive use of police or state force. Given the sensitive history in the US, this deserves special consideration. The second case is around when a country has ongoing civil unrest or violent conflicts.”
He also ended the note by writing, "To our Black community members: I 'm standing by you. Your life counts. Black lives matter, "Zuckerberg makes him one of the few tech executives to publicly pledge support outside company statements and donations for the campaign.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos posted a post on his Instagram account shortly after Zuckerberg's post, both promising support for the move and describing an email exchange in which he describes the meaning of the word to a customer who complained about Amazon's Black Lives Matter website banner.
Zuckerberg has spent the last few days defending his decision not to take action against a Trump post where the president wrote: "When the looting begins, the shooting begins."In an unprecedented move, Twitter, which had just reviewed the president's false statements about mail-in ballots, censored the tweet, ensuring it was branded as "glorifying abuse," and removing the right to retweet or comment on it. On the other hand, Facebook left up the post containing the same language.