United States  

Facebook's Zuckerberg to review content policies after backlash

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 01:40s - Published
Facebook's Zuckerberg to review content policies after backlash

Facebook's Zuckerberg to review content policies after backlash

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said he would consider changes to the policy that led the company to leave up controversial posts by President Donald Trump during recent demonstrations protesting the death of an unarmed black man while in police custody, a partial concession to critics.

Conway G.

Gittens has the story.

BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RESTRICTIONS~** Broadcasters: NONE Digital: *NONE*~ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears to be softening his stance when it comes to changing the social media giant's policies that allowed controversial posts to remain on the platform made by President Trump, which some critics said fueled the fans of racial tensions during a time of great civil unrest.

Without offering any specifics, Zuckerberg in a Facebook post on Friday, made a partial concession.

Writing: "We're going to review our policies allowing discussion and threats of state use of force to see if there are any amendments we should adopt," adding, "We're going to review potential options for handling violating or partially-violating content aside from the binary leave-it-up or take-it-down decisions." Zuckerberg has been feeling the heat from critics and backlash from employees after he defended a decision to leave up a Facebook post from Trump containing the message "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Many saw the post as a threat and a throwback to state-sanctioned violence against protesters during the civil rights era.

The pressure only intensified as other social media companies like Twitter and Snapchat took steps this week to rein in Trump posts that were false, misleading or appeared to incite violence against protestors.

Demonstrators have been flooding the streets for two weeks, often breaking city and state curfews to protest violent policing after video footage captured a black man, George Floyd, dying after a now former police officer held his knee against Floyd's neck for nearly 9 minutes.




You Might Like


💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Mark Zuckerberg Mark Zuckerberg American internet entrepreneur and founder of Facebook

Trump-led conservatives accuse Big Tech of election interference, escalate bias charges ahead of Senate showdown

At a Capitol Hill hearing, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Google's Sundar Pichai will face charges they censor conservatives.

USATODAY.com

Facebook election 2020: Mark Zuckerberg online registration drive signs up record 4.4 million voters

Facebook has helped register 4.4 million voters, surpassing Mark Zuckerberg's goal for the November presidential election and setting a new record.

USATODAY.com

Senate Judiciary Committee authorizes subpoenas for Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg over Hunter Biden stories

Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said he hoped it would give the panel "leverage" to secure testimony from the CEOs.

USATODAY.com
Facebook Explicitly Bans All Holocaust Denial Content [Video]

Facebook Explicitly Bans All Holocaust Denial Content

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has officially decided to ban “any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust”.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 01:15Published

Donald Trump Donald Trump 45th president of the United States

Melania Trump rages against Democrats in rare appearance on campaign trail [Video]

Melania Trump rages against Democrats in rare appearance on campaign trail

Donald Trump's wife Melania has made a rare appearance on the campaign trail.In her first event since she tested positive for coronavirus, the first ladyraged against the Democrats.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:09Published

Planned Parenthood Rallying Voters to Avoid Another Amy Coney Barrett

With Amy Coney Barrett now confirmed to the Supreme Court -- as President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell promised -- one organization is vowing to get revenge at..
TMZ.com
US election: Who is winning the swing states? [Video]

US election: Who is winning the swing states?

A look at whether Joe Biden or Donald Trump is winning the key swing statesahead of the US presidential election, according to opinion polls.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:19Published
U.S. sees some half-million COVID-19 cases in a week [Video]

U.S. sees some half-million COVID-19 cases in a week

Almost half a million people in the United States have contracted the coronavirus in the past week alone. Gloria Tso reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:18Published

Facebook Facebook American online social networking service

Minister: "Callous gangs" responsible for migrant crossings [Video]

Minister: "Callous gangs" responsible for migrant crossings

Environment Secretary George Eustice said the key to tackling the problem with migrants crossing the English Channel was targeting the "callous gangs" who were taking money from vulnerable people and sending them in harm's way. His comments follow the death of four migrants (including two children) in the English Channel on Tuesday. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Credit: ODN    Duration: 00:57Published
Minister: This won't be a normal Christmas [Video]

Minister: This won't be a normal Christmas

Environment Secretary George Eustice says it won't be a normal Christmas this year and admitted that parts of the country may be under different levels of restrictions over the festive period. It comes amid calls from Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey to limit confusion and ask all four nations to standardise their Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Credit: ODN    Duration: 00:51Published
Michel Barnier attends trade talks in London [Video]

Michel Barnier attends trade talks in London

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has attended ongoing trade talks with the UK government in Westminster this morning. Mr Barnier said the trade negotiations were 'working progress' when asked how they were going. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Credit: ODN    Duration: 00:33Published

Trump campaign 'Election Day is Today' ads removed by Facebook

The Trump campaign tested the limits of Facebook's ban on new political ads in the last week of the 2020 election but Facebook removed them.

USATODAY.com

Related news from verified sources

Facebook's Zuckerberg Promises a Review of Content Policies After Backlash

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said he would consider changes to the policy that led the...
Newsmax - Published Also reported by •FT.comengadget


Mark Zuckerberg is being criticized by the scientists he funds as he refuses to moderate Trump's 'incendiary statements' on Facebook (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg is being criticized by the scientists he funds as he refuses to moderate Trump's 'incendiary statements' on Facebook (FB) · *Dozens of scientists who receive funding through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) say that...
Business Insider - Published

Facebook announces bold plan to label some awful content, sometimes

Mark Zuckerberg has a bold new plan to occasionally do something about content that violates...
Mashable - Published


Tweets about this

edreese11

Patriot Man 11 RT @RepMattGaetz: Facebook’s AI screening content is not politically neutral. Neither are the moderators hired to review content flagged by… 4 days ago


Related videos from verified sources

Facebook to ban ads encouraging racial divisions, religious affiliation [Video]

Facebook to ban ads encouraging racial divisions, religious affiliation

Social media giant Facebook will update its advertising policy to restrict hateful content and explicitly ban ads that encourage racial divisions. Specifically, the new policy will "prohibit claims..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:10Published
Zuckerberg Makes Changes To How Information Is Spread On Facebook [Video]

Zuckerberg Makes Changes To How Information Is Spread On Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company will start fixing the way information is spread. He said Facebook will put labels or take down posts from public figures that violate its rules. According..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:32Published
Facebook To Link 2020 U.S. Election Posts To Voter Hub [Video]

Facebook To Link 2020 U.S. Election Posts To Voter Hub

Facebook To Link 2020 U.S. Election Posts To Voter Hub

Credit: Wochit Business     Duration: 00:26Published