Despite Calling Trump's Post On Minneapolis "Divisive," Mark Zuckerberg Says It Will Still Be Allowed On Facebook - 2020-05-30
"I know many people are upset that we've left the President's posts up, but our position is that we should enable as much expression as possible unless it will cause imminent risk of specific harms or dangers spelled out in clear policies," Zuckerberg wrote. "We looked very closely at the post that discussed the protests in Minnesota to evaluate whether it violated our policies. Although the post had a troubling historical reference, we decided to leave it up because the National Guard references meant we read it as a warning about state action."
In a 599-word Facebook update , Zuckerberg explained that a Thursday post from Trump's personal account stating that "once the looting starts, the shooting starts" would be allowed to remain because "people need to know if the government is planning to deploy force." The explanation came about 16 hours after Twitter took action against an identical message posted on its platform, placing a warning label on Trump's tweet and preventing users from liking or retweeting it.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday that the social network won't take down a post by President Donald Trump on the Minneapolis protests , despite his own personal feeling that it contained "divisive and inflammatory rhetoric."