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
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.[…]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.[…]
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.