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By Vinershea | Jun 03, 2020 08:24 PM

Days after 400 angry Facebook employees staged a protest against CEO Mark Zuckerberg and complained that the company should have acted against US President Donald Trump's posts which read as “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”.

mark zuckerberg explains why he is keeping trump post on facebook

Recently, Zuckerberg took questions from employees at an all-hands company wide meeting and told that he stood by his decision not to challenge inflammatory posts by U.S. President Donald Trump.

As per an India Today report, two employees who attended the meeting told Bloomberg that Zuckerberg explained that Trump’s remark did not clearly incite violence, which means it didn't break Facebook's rules.

In the meeting, Zuckerberg further said that the company was exploring its policies and thinking about coming up with other ways to flag violating posts besides taking them down entirely. The company will also create a team for election resources like how it did for COVID-19 where users can seek out vetted information.

After Trump's post went viral, Facebook has experienced internal resistance with many senior Facebook employees; few staged protest while some even quit. The outrage took place after Twitter screened Trump’s tweet behind a label warning, while Facebook did not comment on it.

Then, Zuckerberg in a public post wrote, "Personally, I have a visceral negative reaction to this kind of divisive and inflammatory rhetoric. I disagree strongly with how the President spoke about this, but I believe people should be able to see for themselves because ultimately accountability for those in positions of power can only happen when their speech is scrutinized in the open."

The meeting reportedly lasted for 90 minutes and Zuckerberg answered employees’ through a video chat that Facebook had conducted. 


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