By Amechi Idumuebor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have responded to dozens of scientists who criticized Facebook for not censoring President Donald Trump’s comments.
More than 160 researchers, who receive funding through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), sent a letter to the couple on Sunday, asking them to reconsider policies regarding people who post misinformation and ‘incendiary language.’
They claimed the current guidelines oppose the Initiative’s goals of using technology to eradicate diseases, improve childhood education and reform the criminal justice system.
In a reply, Zuckerberg and Chan said they were ‘deeply shaken and disgusted by President Trump’s divisive and incendiary rhetoric’ on Facebook.
However, they added the social media platform operates independently from their organization and has its own moderation policies.