Mark Zuckerberg on Charlottesville: Facebook will remove violent threats

Facebook reportedly shut down a conservative-leaning employee discussion group after it got heated post-2016 election

Later on, in a more strongly worded tone, Zuckerberg said, "It's a disgrace that we still need to say that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are wrong - as if this is somehow not obvious", The Verge says.

Zuckerberg's comments also appeared to reference Donald Trump's equivocation on the question of whether the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists are condemnable, though he did not mention Trump by name. "With the potential for more rallies, we're watching the situation closely and will take down threats of physical harm".

As the Verge reported, Facebook already deleted a hateful blog post targeting Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who died at the rally after being struck by a auto driven by an alt-right rally attendee. "But when someone tries to silence others or attacks them based on who they are or what they believe, that hurts us all and is unacceptable", Zuckerberg wrote.

Zuckerberg said the company is "watching the situation closely and will take down threats of physical harm". "Facebook does not allow hate speech or praise of terrorist acts or hate crimes, and we are actively removing any posts that glorify the horrendous act committed in Charlottesville". The rallies drew more calls for unity from the corporate world after a series of perplexing remarks blaming "both sides" from President Trump, in a move that ultimately emboldened white supremacists. "Equating the two runs counter to our ideals as Americans", Cook said in an email sent to employees and accessed by ReCode. Hate is a cancer, and left unchecked it destroys everything in its path. "History has taught us this time and again, both in the United States and countries around the world", Cook added. He also noted that the public discourse today lacks depth - at a time when Facebook is being accused of creating echo chambers of discussions.

There may always be some evil in the world, and maybe we can't do anything about that.

Apple would make contributions of $1 million each to the Southern Poverty Law Centre and the Anti-Defamation League. Approximately a month after the 2016 U.S. elections, Facebook management took down an internal group for Facebook employees called "FB Anon" as part of a larger crackdown on anonymous posting.

"Across Microsoft, we will stand together with those who are standing for positive change in the communities where we live, work and serve", Nadella wrote.



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