The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg reprehended the workers of Facebook in this week due to the black lives matter phrase. The employees changes the company’s logo for a while and replaced it black lives matter phrase. This drew the attention of many people and Facebook admired for a little time however no one understands why Mark Zuckerberg did such a thing. Also only 2 percent of the employees are black in the Facebook. CEO of Facebook made a statement about this issue to not draw a lot of attention. The movement of Black Lives Matter used to begin in 2013 and since then it is spreading.
Mark Zuckerberg this week reprimanded Facebook employees who crossed out the phrase “black lives matter” on the company’s famous signature wall, and replaced it with “all lives matter.”
The Facebook CEO addressed the issue in an internal staff memo published by Gizmodo. He said there have been “several recent instances” at Facebook’s Menlo Park campus of people defacing mentions of “black lives matter” on the wall.
The social network, whose staff is only 2 percent black, has never implemented rules regarding what folks can write on its doodle-pad walls, but “we expect everybody to treat each other with respect,” Zuckerberg wrote.
Employees were previously warned about crossing out the BLM mentions, but that does not seem to have sunk in for some. “I was very disappointed by this disrespectful behavior before, but after my communication I now consider this malicious as well,” Zuck said.
The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013, following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin. But what started as a social media hashtag grew into a national statement, recited by protestors across the country following the 2014 deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City, as well as last year’s death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Some, however, have taken to responding that “all lives matter.”
“‘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 explained in his memo.
“Regardless of the content or location, crossing out something means silencing speech, or that one person’s speech is more important than another’s,” he continued. “Facebook should be a service and a community where everyone is treated with respect.”
The company is hosting a town hall meeting next week to “educate [employees] about what the Black Lives Matter movement is about.”
A Facebook spokeswoman declined to comment to PCMag.
The news comes shortly after a video surfaced showing Apple retail store employees in Melbourne, Australia, ejecting three black teenagers over concerns the group “might steal something.” The tech titan apologized for its workers’ actions and issued a statement saying the company believes in “equality for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.”