‘Black lives matter’ Mark Zuckerberg, who says Facebook may change policy on state violence, voter suppression
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“Black lives matter,” said Mark Zuckerberg today.
“We’re building a voter hub to double down on our previous get-out-the-vote efforts, wrote the Facebook founder and CEO in a lengthy blog post on Friday after a week of protests throughout the U.S.
In 2016, we ran one of the largest get out the vote efforts in history. I expect us to do even better in 2020.”
Huge if true.
Skeptical, based on all we know.
From the Facebook blog post:
I just shared the following note with our employees, and I want to share it with all of you as well.
As we continue to process this difficult moment, I want to acknowledge the real pain expressed by members of our community. I also want to acknowledge that the decision I made last week has left many of you angry, disappointed and hurt. So I am especially grateful that, despite your heartfelt disagreement, you remain focused on taking positive steps to move forward. That can’t be easy, so I just want to say I hear you and I’m grateful.
I believe our platforms can play a positive role in helping to heal the divisions in our society, and I’m committed to making sure our work pulls in this direction. To all of you who have already worked tirelessly on ideas to improve, I thank you. You’re making a difference, and together we’ll make a difference. And while we will continue to stand for giving everyone a voice and erring on the side of free expression in these difficult decisions — even when it’s speech we strongly and viscerally disagree with — I’m committed to making sure we also fight for voter engagement and racial justice too.