Jun 5, 2020 - Technology

Zuckerberg says Facebook will review content policies amid criticism

Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday that the company will review a number of its policies and decision-making processes, including for content about state use of force.

Why it matters: Facebook has faced backlash for its decision to leave up a post from President Trump because it didn't violate the social media company's policy about inciting violence.

  • Zuckerberg's public announcement echoed much of what he said to employees during a company question-and-answer session earlier this week, according to a recording Vox obtained.

Notably, Zuckerberg ended his public message by declaring that "black lives matter."

  • In 2016, he condemned incidents of employees crossing off "Black lives Matter" postings on office walls and writing "All Lives Matter" over the top, calling the actions "disrespectful" and "malicious."

Go deeper: Read Zuckerberg's full memo.

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