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Facebook removes 'black people problem' post by ex-employee, then restores it

Mark Luckie had accused Facebook of having 'a black people problem' in his post.

ET Online and Agencies|
Dec 05, 2018, 01.13 PM IST
Facebook removes 'black people problem' post by ex-employee, then restores it
SAN FRANCISCO: Hours after former Facebook employee Mark Luckie accused the company of pulling down his post about social media giant having "a black people problem", the tech company restored it.

Luckie, former strategic partner manager for global influencers at Facebook, took to Twitter to share screenshots:

Facebook immediately realised its mistake and restored Luckie's post.

"Mark Luckie's post does not violate our Community Standards and is available on our site. We are looking into what happened," a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Luckie had accused the company of "failing its black employees and black users".

In his post, he said many black users think "their content is more likely to be taken down on the platform than any other group".

Facebook has earlier faced such diversity issues.

In 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg scolded employees for crossing out the phrase "Black Lives Matter" and replacing it with "all lives matter".

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