Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday weighed in on the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.
The Facebook CEO promised the social network will take down any post that “promotes or celebrates hate crimes or acts of terrorism.” He also condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
“With the potential for more rallies, we’re watching the situation closely and will take down threats of physical harm,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “We won’t always be perfect, but you have my commitment that we’ll keep working to make Facebook a place where everyone can feel safe.”
Facebook: A safe space for liberals who feel threatened by the mere mention of politically-incorrect ideas.
Zuckerberg in recent months has been more willing to wade into political debate. For example, he sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. On Wednesday, he got even more personal.
“I know a lot of us have been asking where this hate comes from. As a Jew, it’s something I’ve wondered much of my life,” Zuckerberg wrote. “It’s a disgrace that we still need to say that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are wrong — as if this is somehow not obvious.”
Zuckerberg’s post also aligns with the company’s newly revised mission of “bringing the world closer together,” instead of merely making it “more open and connected” — which has been the company’s motto for years. On Wednesday, he brought it back to the company line: “We need to bring people closer together, and I know we can make progress at that.”
This is a major trend of our time: multinational corporations and public institutions enforcing Leftist speech codes by firing dissidents or denying them platforms. This has the effect of making free speech all but meaningless in our society, as I recently tried to explain to the Left-wing readers of The San Francisco Examiner.
Update: The Darwin Digest, one of my favorite podcasts, just got shoahed from SoundCloud for having a scientific discussion of racial and ethnic origins. A prime example of denial of platform by the corporate Left.