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Mark Zuckerberg tells Facebook staff to stop defacing Black Lives Matter slogans

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 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reprimanded employees following several incidents in which the slogan “black lives matter” was crossed out and replaced with “all lives matter” on the walls of the company’s Menlo Park headquarters. 

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Photo:  Robyn Beck/AFP/GettyImages The Facebook wall chalkboard encourages employees to “write something” at the Facebook main campus in Menlo Park, California. 

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“‘Black lives matter’ doesn’t mean other lives don’t – it’s simply asking that the black community also achieves the justice they deserve,” Zuckerberg wrote in an internal Facebook post obtained by Gizmodo.
Zuckerberg expressed dismay that despite his “clear communication” at a company question and answer session the week before that such behavior was “unacceptable”, employees had continued to change the messages.
“I was already very disappointed by this disrespectful behavior before, but after my communication I now consider this malicious as well,” he wrote.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a press conference in Barcelona on February 21, 2016

 

 

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