Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised to review the platform’s policies that led to its decision to not moderate controversial messages posted by US President Donald Trump.
The announcement appeared aimed at quelling aggression inside the company that was so severe it prompted some to quit.
The outrage was sparked when Zuckerberg said Facebook would not remove or flag Trump’s recent posts that appeared to encourage violence against those protesting police racism after the killing of George Floyd.
Zuckerberg wrote on Friday: “We’re going to review our policies allowing discussion and threats of state use of force to see if there are any amendments we should adopt.”
This includes “excessive use of police or state force. Given the sensitive history in the US, this deserves special consideration.”
“The decision I made last week has left many of you angry, disappointed and hurt,” Zuckerberg said in the letter, which he posted on his Facebook page.