Facebook chief MarkZuckerberg commented on his social network site that he denounces white supremacists and has sworn to undo aggressive threats and posts commemorating hate crimes.
He wrote on his Facebook page that the last few days have been very difficult after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned fatal. He further wrote that as a Jew he has wondered and has come to a conclusion that it is a dishonor that we still have to perceive that Neo Nazis and white supremacists are wrong as if it is not evident. He wrote that his thoughts and wishes are with victims of hate around the world and everybody who has the audacity to stand up to it every other day.
Facebook said that it has been seriously eliminating any posts commemorating the assassination of Heather Heyer, who died when suspected white supremacists ran his car over counterprotesters.It also obliterated several pages dedicated to white nationalism.
As the world’s wide reaching social network Facebook wants to focus support to a global platform for free articulation while assisting a forum where users feel welcomed. Roy Gutterman, director at the Tully Center for Free Speech at Syracuse University said from the free speech perspective there should be a platform for opinions that people agree with and detest should be freely available. But on the other hand how much do you authorize experimental organizations by letting them have a real place at the table.