After Facing Criticism From Employees, Mark Zuckerberg Stated That Facebook Will Review Content Policies

The social media giant, Facebook had to face criticism from employees after the company decided to leave up controversial posts from the United States President, Donald Trump. Now, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg stated that Facebook will review content policies.

According to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook is planning to review content policies on posts that seem to be promoting or threatening state use of force or taxpayer suppression techniques. Zuckerberg also wrote on Facebook that the company will also look into the option to label or flag content that seems to be violating Facebook policies. He stated that the company will only flag or label those posts that are violating the company’s policies but they should not be removed completely from Facebook’s platform.

The CEO also pledged to study the company’s review structure. He will study Facebook’s review structure to ensure that the right voices and groups are at the table. Zuckerberg also wrote in his lengthy post that while Facebook continues to give people a voice and right of free expression during these crises, Zuckerberg is also committed to making sure that Facebook fights for voter engagement as well as racial justice.

The company has been under pressure since Facebook decided to leave a post from Donald Trump that states ‘When the looting starts, the shooting starts.’ Facebook made the decision this week in reference to protesters in Minneapolis. After the company denied to remove Trump’s post, thousands of former employees as well as employees currently working for the company, urged the CEO to remove his post. It has also been reported that some employees even staged a virtual walkout to protest Zuckerberg’s decision. The pressure on the company increased when Snapchat announced to stop promoting Donald Trump’s account in the Discover section of the Snapchat app. It was also seen that Twitter demoted and placed a more strong warning on similar content.

According to the Washington Post, around 5,500 Facebook employees voted in an internal poll to ask the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to change Facebook’s policies around political content.

The company’s CEO announced on Friday that the company will develop extra products devoted to progressing racial justice. Facebook is also introducing a new voter hub. You can achieve vetted information from this voter hub and it is similar to what Facebook is offering for the coronavirus.

Adam Mosseri, head of Facebook-owned Instagram also states that the company will review policies to make sure that sensitive communities are being protected well across Instagram’s platform. On Friday, Adam Mosseri posted a video to Instagram, and pledged that the company will review the platform’s policies to make sure that the company is properly protecting vulnerable communities.


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