Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has dismissed speculation that he has struck a deal with the US president that would allow Donald Trump to post provocative posts on social media.
According to reports, Mark Zuckerberg said that he has heard such speculations, but he wanted to make it clear that no such agreement has been reached.
The idea of a rapprochement between Mark Zuckerberg and the US president came after a New York Times report last month quoted sources as saying that following the deal Donald Trump was free to post on Facebook.
This idea was further strengthened when Facebook refused to take any action on the posts of the US President on its platform.
During protests across the United States following the assassination of George Floyd in May, various posts of the US President were removed or flagged by Twitter as a violation of its policy of inciting violence, but Mark Zuckerberg did not remove or flag them.
Following the decision, several companies blocked ads on Facebook, while the company’s own employees also spoke out against it.
Mark Zuckerberg said he had dinner with Donald Trump in October last year, but that doesn’t mean it was a deal.
He added that he has been in touch with Donald Trump from time to time, just like former President Barack Obama.
He also pointed to incidents in the past in which Facebook deleted Donald Trump’s posts on its platform and highlighted the sources under which the current administration is scrutinized.