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.
Luckie, former strategic partner manager for global influencers at Facebook, took to Twitter to share screenshots:
Turns out Facebook took down my post challenging discrimination at the company, disabling users’ ability to share o… https://t.co/Fy3BZgIYJc— Mark S. Luckie (@marksluckie) 1543941226000
Several people reached out after I published the note to say that the Facebook site was preventing them from linkin… https://t.co/WdFQTnRrbN— Mark S. Luckie (@marksluckie) 1543941366000
Worth noting here: I never appealed the decision as the notification suggests I did. I only saw the whole thread of… https://t.co/aFc35B8AfW— Mark S. Luckie (@marksluckie) 1543942511000
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.
And as I shared in third screenshot, Facebook said it put it back up which is why it's now available. https://t.co/ZgNEBkoi53— Mark S. Luckie (@marksluckie) 1543945027000
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".
I hope people understand I have more to lose than to gain from spotlighting Facebook's discriminatory practices. Bu… https://t.co/tn4GFSCEKR— Mark S. Luckie (@marksluckie) 1543946330000
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".