Mark Zuckerberg wants to have it both ways.
The Facebook CEO has gone out of his way to publicly, and privately appease Donald Trump as the president spews violent rhetoric about peaceful protesters. And yet, as The Verge reported Monday, he also wants his employees to know that, personally, he’s not about that at all.
In a private all-hands meeting livestreamed Friday, Zuckerberg assured his employees that while, outwardly, he may continue to let Donald Trump use the platform he built to incite violence and spread hate, that doesn’t mean he’s, ya know, happy about it.
“My first reaction … was just disgust,” the Verge reports Zuckerberg as saying about Trump’s comment regarding shooting protesters. “This is not how I think we want our leaders to show up during this time. This is a moment that calls for unity and calmness and empathy for people who are struggling.” Read more…