Civil rights leaders condemned Facebook's inaction on a recent series of controversial posts from President Donald Trump following a conversationMonday between their groups and top Facebook execs, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg.
While Twitter demoted and placed a warning on a tweet about the protests that read, in part, that when the looting starts the shooting starts, Facebook has let it stand, with Zuckerberg laying out his reasoning in a Facebook post Friday.
I don't know what to do, but I know doing nothing is not acceptable. "Knowing that when we made this decision we made, it was going to lead to a lot of people upset inside the company, and the media criticism we were going to get".
Leaders of three United States civil rights groups said on Tuesday they were "disappointed and stunned" over Facebook's refusal to moderate President Donald Trump's controversial posts.
Twitter's first warning for Trump last week said his claims on a post about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact-checkers.
"We're grateful that leaders in the civil rights community took the time to share candid, honest feedback with Mark and Sheryl".
The remarks came as Facebook employees held an online walkout on Monday to protest Trump's "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" post, which they said runs counter to the company's policies stipulating that Facebook will "remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence". "Mark is setting a very risky precedent for other voices who would say similar harmful things on Facebook". In a long Twitter thread he said he understood the logic of Facebook's decision, but: "I think it would have been right for us to make a "spirit of the policy" exception that took more context into account".
A Facebook ad by Donald Trump's re-election campaign running amid widespread civil unrest.
In a public post on LinkedIn, software engineer Timothy Aveni said he is on the lookout for a new job thanks to "Facebook's continued refusal to act on the president's bigoted messages aimed at radicalizing the American public".
Jason Toff, identified as director of product management, wrote: "I work at Facebook and I am not proud of how we're showing up. I'm scared for my country and I'm done trying to justify this".
Facebook has been central to Trump's political rise. While Trump himself prefers to use Twitter to fire off his thoughts, his brand of divisive, xenophobic and emotive rhetoric has proved extraordinarily successful on Facebook's algorithmic timelines. "Facebook will keep moving the goalposts every time Trump escalates, finding excuse after excuse not to act", he wrote in a Facebook post. "I think there's a good argument that there should be more bounds around the discussion around that".
The second people started wearing face masks with edgy, and creative, designs on them that major corporations would get involved. In the US , the CDC has recommended the use of face coverings especially in areas where it's hard to keep a safe distance.
For his part, Elliott said he was "just going for the win". "I just got loose and got into him". "I'll certainly take the blame". Keselowski, in a contract year with Team Penske, got his first victory of the season last Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600.
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The auto left the roadway became airborne a few times before eventually landing on its roof and catching fire. According to KSHB-TV, the vehicle hit a guardrail, landed on the ground and went back into the air.
The county announced that a man in his 60s who had tested positive for the COVID-19 died on Saturday. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
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Seven's director of news and public affairs Craig McPherson described the police actions as "nothing short of wanton thuggery". Both were shot with rubber bullets and faced the tear gas thrown at protesters near the White House, according to the Times.
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The league's plans also include holding a 24-team playoff in two hub cities with games to begin when things are back to normal. According to ESPN , only one of the four scenarios - bringing back all 30 teams - is no longer being considered.
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In South Australia , venues can have as much as 80 patrons supplied they're contained to teams of 20 in separate rooms or areas. Public attractions, such as Sydney's Taronga Zoo, art galleries, museums and libraries were also allowed to reopen.