The unfortunate death of George Floyd, an unarmed man who belonged to the black race, has brewed a worldwide storm. He died after a police officer held him down with a knee on his neck as George repeatedly begged for his life saying, "I can't breathe", "please, I can't breathe". While people across several cities of America continue to protest against racism and police violence, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has sparked a controversy in regards to this matter. It all happened after the US President Donald Trump shared a post that, as per a lot of people, glorified violence and justified George's death.
"When the looting begins, the shooting begins," read an excerpt from Trump's post that fuelled nationwide anger against the demise of George Floyd. And while his post was taken down by Twitter, it appears that Facebook is yet to take any action. As a consequence of the same, a streak of Facebook employees expressed their exasperation to Mark and asked them to take down the controversial post by sending emails, putting out notes or by pledging to resign. However, no such action has been taken so far. Now, celebrities like Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Aniston, too, have come forth to slam Mark over the same.
"Dear Mark Zuckerberg, It is my hope that one day you will see how you are the greatest purveyor of double speak and arbiter of misinformation. I hope you will see that you are helping to destroy the world and finally do what is right for your children and all of the children. You built your empire off of our information, you owe us the truth," tweeted Mark.
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I hope you will see that you are helping to destroy the world and finally do what is right for your children and all of the children. You built your empire off of our information, you owe us the truth. (2/2)— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) June 3, 2020
The FRIENDS actress, on the other hand, blasted Zuckerberg by sharing art that pointed out his incompetence. A picture of Mark could be seen with dialogue boxes of expressing their disagreement on his decision to keep Trump's post up. Indirectly, she also called him a PR of the US President.
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However, according to the Wall Street Journal, Mark Zuckerberg stated that will soon begin to review moderation processes and change the way their company deals with such harmful content.
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