Now, another group owned by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is pressuring his social media giant to better address today’s concerns about racism, protests about racism and the police response to those protests,media reported. 143 scientists funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Chan Zuckerberg Biohub have called for greater efforts to stop the spread of fake messages and inflammatory posts on Facebook.
In a letter published Saturday, the researchers noted that Facebook’s permission for President Trump to spread misinformation and inflammatory statements on Facebook did not follow the site’s anti-incitement policy.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is a charity named after Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, and Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is a non-profit medical research organization. Its researchers typically work for prestigious academic institutions such as Stanford University, the University of California, Yale University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.
While anti-racism protests are taking place across the United States, outside people and Facebook employees have expressed new concerns about the company’s policies and practices, and researchers have added new voices to those concerns.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative said in a statement that its offices, employees, operations and mission are separate from Facebook. “We thank our employees, partners, and recipients, and we respect their right to express their views, including on Facebook policy. “