Zuckerberg Slams Facebook Staff For Defacing ‘Black Lives Matter’ Slogan

Zuckerberg Slams Facebook Staff For Defacing ‘Black Lives Matter’ Slogan
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Mark Zuckerberg, Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of Facebook, scolded employees this week for the reason that instead of writing the slogan “Black Lives Matter,” “All Lives Matter” were written on the chalkboard and white-board walls of the company’s headquarters.


Zuckerberg said that he and other leaders of the company have ordered employees in the past to stop this kind of behavior, but it hasn’t stopped yet.

Mark Zuckerberg stated, “Despite my clear communication at Q&A last week, that this was unacceptable… this has happened again.

“I was already very disappointed by this disrespectful behavior before, but after my communication, I now consider this malicious as well.”

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Facebook has a physical wall in its headquarters where visitors and staffs can write messages, and the 31-year-old Zuckerberg made it clear that crossing out a phrase is equivalent to silencing speech. But the company politely refused to comment about the incidents, which they are still investigating.

The founder of Facebook stated, “This has been a deeply hurtful and tiresome experience for the black community and really the entire Facebook FB +1.09% community, and we are now investigating the current incidents.”

The post of the Facebook CEO goes on to note that the black community in the United States continues to confront and deal with issues stemming from a history of oppression and racism.

Zuckerberg said the phrase “Black lives matter” doesn’t mean other lives don’t; it’s an encouragement that the black community also achieves the justice they deserve. Zuckerberg also revealed his support for the Black Lives Matter movement, which campaigns in opposition to racial discrimination and police brutality. The CEO even encouraged Facebook employees to attend a town hall next week to gain more knowledge about the movement.