A group of Civil Rights leaders issued a strongly worded statement Monday after meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives, according to a report by Axios. The meeting is understood to be to discuss Facebook’s decision not to post a post about alleged incitement to violence to President Trump.
“He (Zuckerberg) did not explain his understanding of history or modern voter suppression, and he refused to acknowledge how Facebook was driving Trump’s violent calls to protesters,” the statement read. Mark set a very dangerous precedent for people who say similar lying on Facebook. “
The meeting was held on Monday night via video link. It follows a rare protest by Facebook employees, who expressed their anger at Mr. Zuckerberg’s action against Mr. Trump in the form of a virtual strike. Twitter had previously hidden Mr. Trump’s tweet and warned it violated the site’s rules against “glorifying violence.”
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.