Facebook is going to rethink its policy around a controversial message from US President Donald Trump. That is what director Mark Zuckerberg said to employees of his company, reports The Verge based on internal audio recordings.
In the disputed report, Trump threatens to use violence against protestors in Minneapolis who took to the streets after the death of a black unarmed American by a white police officer. "When the looting starts, the shooting begins," the US President wrote.
Zuckerberg said on Friday that the report did not go against Facebook's policy, "holding people in positions of power responsible can only be done if their statements are publicly scrutinized."
The social medium opted for a different approach than competitor Twitter. He shielded the threat because it goes against Twitter's policy to glorify violence. However, the tweet remains because of the social interest.
Facebook's position internally led to employee protests. Several on Monday expressed their displeasure at the decision of their employer. Twitter's choice to shield Trump's message also sparked dissatisfaction with the President of the United States. He threatens to repeal a law that protects social media.
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