He wrote: “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
The post remains untouched on Facebook. But Twitter labeled it as violating its policy against hosting messages inciting violence.
Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post that he read it as a warning to protesters. That meant that the post contained useful information and so was allowed to stay up. Several top-level executives publicly disagreed with Zuckerberg’s decision.
According to the New York Times, some threatened to resign, and many employees are refusing to go to work today.
The development caps a years-long public debate about the responsibilities that social media platforms have when it comes to curbing incitements to violence and the spread of misinformation.