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Zuckerberg ruled not to remove Trump's 'hate speech' from Facebook

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New York, Oct 22: While some Facebook employees tried to remove certain controversial posts by US presidential candidate Dond Trump from the website, CEO Mark Zuckerberg ruled that it would be ippropriate to censor the Republican Party nominee, media reported on Saturday. Zuckerberg’s decision prompted employees across the board to complain on Facebook’s interl messaging service and to Zuckerberg and other magers that it was bending the site’s rules for Trump who posted about banning Muslims from entering the US. “Some employees, who work in a group charged with reviewing content on Facebook even threatened to quit,” the report added.

Trump posted in December “on preventing Muslim immigration”. His statement called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”. Some Facebook employees — including Muslims — said in “interl chat rooms that the post broke Facebook’s rules on hate speech as detailed in its interl guidelines, according to people familiar with the matter”. (IANS)

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