Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will ‘review’ policies on speech promoting state violence

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a lengthy statement on his personal page on Friday saying he supports the Black Lives Matter movement and will begin engaging in a series of reviews of company policy. Specifically, Zuckerberg says he and company leadership will review its controversial stance around “threats of state use of force,” following President Donald Trump’s statement about shooting protesters that sparked outrage and various levels of response from both Facebook and Twitter.

The post largely repeated points Zuckerberg made in an all-hands meeting earlier this week, the details of which were reported in The Verge.

“We’re going to review our policies allowing discussion and threats of state use of force to see if there are…

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