Who knew – Mark Zuckerberg actually came to the defense of a Republican. And not just any Republican.
The man leading the charge against Hillary Clinton in the race to the White House.
Here’s the story, as told by the Conservative Tribune…
It appears several staffers of the Facebook founder wanted to censor several posts that were planned by Trump to make social media waves. But Zuckerberg intervened.
“The employees argued that Trump’s post on the social media site regarding his proposal to temporarily halt Muslim immigration due to radical Islamist terrorist attacks was ‘hate speech’ and should be taken down,” Conservative Tribune reported.
Zuckerberg, in a shock move seen around the world, said no.
He said it would be “inappropriate to censor the candidate,” Conservative Tribune reported.
A Facebook insider, meanwhile, explained the decision in greater detail to Business Insider.
“When we review reports of content that may violate our policies, we take context into consideration,” the Facebook spokesperson said, to Business Insider. “That context can include the value of political discourse. Many people are voicing opinions about this particular content and it has become an important part of the conversation around who the next U.S. president will be.”
Zuckerberg normally stands on the far left on the political scale. But he’s also previously taken stands for political diversity.
“We care deeply about diversity,” he said, Conservative Tribune reported. “That’s easy to say when it means standing up for ideas you agree with. It’s a lot harder when it means standing up for the rights of people with different viewpoints to say what they care about. That’s even more important.”
Who would have thought this – but kudos to Zuckerberg for helping keep intact the First Amendment.
Source: Conservative Tribune