US President Donald Trump has updated a controversial post and it faced a backlash from Facebook employees, so Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised that Facebook will review content policies.
Mark Zukerberg has sent a letter to employees in which he later posted on Facebook, Zuckerberg acknowledged that his decision to not take action against Trump’s “When the looting starts, shooting starts’ post left his employees enraged.
He wrote “The decision I made last week has left many of you angry, disappointed and hurt. So I am especially grateful that, despite your heartfelt disagreement, you remain focused on taking positive steps to move forward. That can’t be easy, so I just want to say I hear you and I’m grateful.”
In addition to this, he added“We’re going to review potential options for handling violating or partially-violating content aside from the binary leave-it-up or take-it-down decisions”.
The online record says thousands of Facebook employees opposed Zuckerberg’s decision to keep Trump’s controversial tweet. On the other hand, one of the employees even resigned from the company and took to Facebook and wrote stating that the company “will keep moving the goalposts every time Trump escalates, finding excuse after excuse not to act on increasingly dangerous rhetoric.”
Zuckerberg wrote clearly “Our current policy is that if the content is actually inciting violence, then the right mitigation is to take that content down not let people continue seeing it behind a flag. There is no exception to this policy for politicians or newsworthiness. I think this policy is principled and reasonable, but I also respect a lot of the people who think there may be better alternatives, so I want to make sure we hear all those ideas. I started meeting with the team yesterday and we’re continuing the discussion soon”.