10 July 2020

Facebook staff anger over Trump post

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Facebook staff have spoken out against the tech giant's decision not to remove or flag a controversial post by US President Donald Trump last week. reports citing foreign media.

Mr Trump took to Facebook to repeat a tweet about the widespread protests in Minneapolis, following the death of George Floyd in police custody.

Twitter had placed a warning over the content, which it said "glorified violence", but Facebook said it did not violate its company policy.

Some staff said they were ‘ashamed’.

The president said he would "send in the National Guard", and warned that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts."

The post remains untouched on Facebook after founder Mark Zuckerberg said it did not violate the company’s policy around incitement of violence.

2020.06.01 / 23:53
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