Thursday, August 24, 2017

Zuckerburg Vows to Remove Any ‘Post That Promotes or Celebrates Hate Crimes’ from Facebook - Breitbart News

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Zuckerburg Vows to Remove Any ‘Post That Promotes or Celebrates Hate Crimes’ from Facebook

by LUCAS NOLAN21 Aug 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared last week that the social media site was dedicated to removing any content “that promotes or celebrates hate crimes.”
Mark Zuckerberg posted to Facebook recently condemning the recent events at Charlottesville which saw three deaths over the course of the weekend as far-left and far-right protesters clashed. The Facebook CEO stated that the company would be watching out for rallies in the future, stating, “With the potential for more rallies, we’re watching the situation closely.”
“We won’t always be perfect, but you have my commitment that we’ll keep working to make Facebook a place where everyone can feel safe,” he claimed.
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Facebook, however, has not commented on whether left-wing extremist and Antifa pages that promote politically-motivated violence will be removed. The Facebook pages of groups like By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) still remain active despite one of the groups main leaders, Yvette Falarca, being arrested earlier this year for assaulting a man she referred to as a “Nazi.” Falarca teaches humanities at the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and has been allowed to teach there as she has yet to be convicted of a felony.
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Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan_ or email him at lnolan@breitbart.com.