Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg intervened in a discussion that was generated among Facebook employees because of the comment that one of them made, in support of the police, after the injuries caused to the African American Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
“My heart goes out to the Blake family,” the Facebook employee commented on Aug. 28. He then added, “It also goes out to the well-intentioned law enforcement officers who have been victimized by society’s conformity to a lie,” according to Fox News on Sept. 2.
The comment sent by the company’s internal messaging network was followed by some comments from the employee’s colleagues, rejecting his views.
Zuckerberg wrote in response on Aug. 31, setting out his considerations, among which he noted that his platform allowed diverse points of view, but that the effect of these on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement had to be evaluated.
BLM is leading the riots that have increased crime in many U.S. cities, and has caused the destruction of many small businesses that were looted and burned, following the death of African American George Floyd in police custody on May 25.
BLM co-founders have received Marxist training and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani called for them to be declared a domestic terrorist organization.
“The president should declare them a domestic terrorist organization and maybe we can prevent Soros from giving them $150 million,” Giuliani said. He added, “Soros intends to destroy our government for some reason that goes back to its sick past,” according to Fox News.
“BLM founder Patrisse Cullors, reassuring an old communist that she understands that the goal is to destroy freedom: “we’re trained Marxists,'” tweeted author and national security adviser David Reaboi.
BLM founder Patrisse Cullors, reassuring an old communist that she understands that the goal is to destroy freedom: “we’re trained Marxists.” pic.twitter.com/x8sljI05Av
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) June 20, 2020
In June, a large number of companies advertising on Facebook boycotted it for its inaction on messages inciting violence during the riots generated by the BLM and antifa, since May 25.
To appease its customers, Facebook said it would remove threatening ads that targeted specific groups of people as sources of risk, according to Fortune.
Zuckerberg wrote an extensive statement in support of BLM on his Facebook page on June 5. Through his company, he made significant donations to the BLM movement, as did Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.