Why Facebook Employees Wanted To Remove Donald Trump's Posts?
Most Facebook employees have argued that Donald Trump's posts on the social network should be addressed as hate speech. They are also demanding that the speech mus be removed.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Donald Trumps posts calling for a ban on Muslim immigration to the United States
“It is obvious to anybody the hatred [among Muslims] is beyond comprehension,” Mr. Trump said. “Where this hatred comes from and why, we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”
It had triggered an emotional debate inside Facebook over enforcement of the company’s community standards. Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO, ultimately ruled against deleting the posts because he believed that this would amount to censorship of a political candidate.
"There are many reasons a person might support Trump that do not involve racism, sexism, xenophobia or accepting sexual assault," Zuckerberg wrote in the post. "It may be because they believe strongly in smaller government, a different tax policy, health care system, religious issues, gun rights or any other issue where he disagrees with Hillary."
But still, according to The Verge, Facebook has since been repeatedly hammered for editorial missteps.
A BuzzFeed analysis this week charted in ugly detail the way Facebook has been used this year to spread inaccurate and outright false stories to millions of readers.
So, deleting a presidential candidate’s posts from the site, no matter how provocative it is, could have had terrible implications for Facebook. The company’s connect-the-world ethos requires political neutrality whenever possible, or liberals or conservatives leave it for an exclusive alternative.
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