Facebook will change content policy after Trump’s controversial posts

11 months ago

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he would consider changes to the content policy after President Donald Trump’s controversial postings against the U.S. protests that began after the murder of black American George Floyd by police were not removed or edited.

This is discussed in the material of the international news agency Reuters.

“I know many of you think that we should somehow mark the posts of president,” Zuckerberg wrote.

He noted that the company will review publication rules.

“We are going to review our policy allowing discussion and threats of state use of force … We are going to consider potential options for working with violation or partial violation of content, with the exception of binary decisions requiring a decision,” he said.

Zuckerberg said Facebook will be more transparent in deciding whether to remove posts.

Recall that at a staff meeting earlier this week, employees criticized Zuckerberg’s position regarding Trump’s post. Zuckerberg, who owns a controlling stake in Facebook, claims that although he considers Trump’s comments to be “deeply offensive,” they do not violate the company’s policy of incitement to violence.

Facebook’s policy is to either delete the message or leave it without any other options. Now, Zuckerberg said, other possibilities will be considered.

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