Zuck Pelted in Twitter Over Trump Position

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the controversial step of not taking action on President Trump's recent tweets over looting that broke out in connection with protests related to the death of George Floyd. Mr. Floyd died during an assert by the Minneapolis Police officers.



Protests have erupted in cities across the country since Mr. Floyd's death. Many of these protests have turned violent and led to property damage and some looting prompting President Trump to call the protesters "thugs" and tweet "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Many view this tweet as a racial slur and glorifying violence.

Twitter, who is beginning to challenge the President on his more aggressive tweets, took the step of hiding this tweet.
Many have called on Facebook to take similar action, however, CEO Zuckerberg has decided to leave the post as is resulting in a split among Facebook employees. 400 Facebook employees recently stages a virtual walk out in protest to their CEO's inaction.

Adding to the Zuckerberg scrutiny a video call with Facebook employees was leaked to the press in which Zuckerberg stated “We basically concluded after the research and after everything I’ve read and all the different folks that I’ve talked to that the reference is clearly to aggressive policing — maybe excessive policing — but it has no history of being read as a dog whistle for vigilante supporters to take justice into their own hands.”

Twitter is not pleased and is providing Mark Zuckerberg with 93 percent negatives over the last three days.