Several leaders of groups in the united states civil rights were taken Tuesday to Mark Zuckerberg, the boss of social network Facebook, criticizing his choice not to moderate messages controversy of Donald Trump.
“We are disappointed and stunned by the explanations incomprehensible to Mark on the decision to maintain the publications of Trump “, regret Vanita Gupta, Sherrilyn Ifill, and Rashad Robinson, at the head of three important organizations of civil rights in the United States.
Their reaction comes after a telephone conversation Monday evening with Mr. Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, the number 2 of Facebook.
The social network has decided not to touch of the message of the american president on the vote by correspondence and the threat of use of force against american citizens who are protesting against police brutality, racism and social inequality.
“He (Mark Zuckerberg) did not demonstrate any understanding about the restrictions, both historic and contemporary of the right to vote, and it refuses to recognize how Facebook facilitates the calls of Trump in the violence against the protesters,” say the three officials.
“Mark created a very dangerous precedent for other voices that would express about harmful in the same vein on Facebook “, they add.
The boss of the social network is in a difficult position after being demarcated from that of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, who has opted for a reporting of tweets, the american president found to be misleading and who has hidden another for inciting the violence.
Mr. Zuckerberg has preferred to leave these messages visible, invoking the freedom of expression and the public interest to provide that information.
Internally, several employees have disavowed their boss, launching on Monday a strike to mark their disagreement with a policy they believe is too lax.
“We are grateful that leaders of advocacy groups, civil rights have taken the time to share their comments in a candid and honest with Mark and Sheryl” responded a spokesperson from Facebook about the phone call Monday evening.
“This is an important time to listen to and we look forward to continuing these conversations,” added the spokesperson.