Mark Zuckerberg has officially weighed in and —surprise! — after much deliberation has decided that doing nothing is the right and just thing.
On Friday afternoon, the Facebook CEO posted a lengthy note explaining his company’s labored response to Donald Trump’s threats against Minneapolis protesters responding to the police killing of George Floyd. Despite Trump’s post on Facebook, which clearly reads as threatening to have the protestors shot, Zuckerberg wrote that the proper thing to do was leave the post up.
Thankfully, Zuckerberg had the courage to do, well, nothing.
“I know many people are upset that we’ve left the President’s posts up, but our position is that we should enable as much expression as possible unless it will cause imminent risk of specific harms or dangers spelled out in clear policies,” wrote Zuckerberg. Read more…