Protests from within Facebook are getting through to Zuck

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It looks like internal employee protests can have an impact too.  The billionaire Trump-booster is having second thoughts about giving Instigator-in-Chief free-range on Facebook …

Zuckerberg says Facebook will revisit policies in wake of Trump backlash

by Cristiano Lima, Politico — June 5, 2020
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said Friday the social media giant will reexamine its policies against violent threats and voter suppression after facing intense backlash over its recent handling of incendiary posts by President Donald Trump, particularly from its own employees.
In a lengthy Facebook post, Zuckerberg said he wanted to “acknowledge the real pain expressed by members of our community” over the company’s decision not to take any action on a Trump post that appeared to threaten protesters with violence. The move has sparked unrest at the tech behemoth, with scores of staffers publicly denouncing the decision and skipping work in protest.
In response, the tech mogul said Friday the company will be revisiting its policies against “threats of state use of force” and voter suppression efforts, as well as its current “binary” standard of either taking down or leaving up posts that may incite violence.
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Facebook has been hit with intense scrutiny since leaving up a Trump post about protesters that read, in part, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Democrats on Capitol Hill have hammered Facebook’s inaction as “embarrassing” and cowardly, while Republicans have lauded the restraint citing free speech concerns.
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At least Tweeter had the backbone to put a Warning Label on Trump’s toxic tweets.
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So will listening to Trump and his lies and his hate.

Maybe the king of Facebook, ought to consider doing the same — or risk fading into obscurity, like his racist role model is destined to do, in about 4 months.

Enough is enough.    No more hate.  No more lies. 
No more coddling the man-child-bully that IS Donald Trump.
America has had enough tyrants and billionaire-bullies.   Got that, Zuck?
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Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

Anyone that speak up about Trump and his evil hatred, condones it. So as far as I’m concerned they deserve the same thing Trump does. Trump is not God, not invincible won’t last forever, nothing but a passing fad.

Don
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I cant stand. Facebook. All lies..my phone. Gothack. On Facebook. Cost. Me a. Lot to get. Anew one facebook suck.

John Johnson
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John Johnson

I say BREAK UP FACEBOOK. This is what happens when an AS$HOLE has TOO much power. They think that can rule the world. He is nothing but a kid in a mans body who thinks just because he has money that it his way or the highway. Well lets show him the right way. CHANGE YOUR WAYS ZUCKERBERG!!!

carol levy
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carol levy

“revisit” ill believe it when I see it. may just be a stalling tactic hoping it will go away and can continue to pump up trump

Deborah Thompson
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Deborah Thompson

I posted “Bloody Leeches” as a response to a post which was deemed a violation of Community Standards and banned for 30 days. Trump says “Loot and Shoot” and gets no punishment, how is this fair?