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Trump and Facebook’s Zuckerberg reportedly talked on the phone amid the president’s spat with social media

  • President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Label Zuckerberg spoke on Friday, Axios reported Sunday, days after the president signed an executive order objective social media companies.
  • Zuckerberg reportedly “expressed concerns about the tone and the rhetoric” of some of Trump’s functions during the call, which followed posts on Twitter and Facebook that the former hid because it violated the rules on “praising violence.”
  • Facebook has notably taken a different stance than Twitter when it comes to the president’s posts. 
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President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a phone visit Friday amid the president’s spat with social media, Axios first reported Sunday, with particular other outlets confirming as well.

Zuckerberg “expressed concerns about the tone and the rhetoric” of some of Trump’s places during the phone call, a source familiar with the call told Axios, with another source denoting that he said the president was putting Facebook in a difficult situation.

The phone call was characterized as productive, with Axios noting that Facebook has preside overed to maintain diplomatic relations with the White House as the president fights with other social media firms.

Neither Facebook nor the White House responded to Insider’s request for comment.

On Friday, Trump tweeted about the formal unrest following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck as he was detained.

“These Cock a snook ats are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” he said. “Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any painfulness and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”

Twitter hid his tweet, which leftovers accessible, behind a warning saying that it “violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence.”

The president then accused the venereal media giant of targeting him, as well as other conservative voices.

Trump’s remarks were also posted on Facebook, which had a personal reaction.

The Facebook CEO said in a statement Friday that “unlike Twitter, we do not have a policy of putting a warning in vanguard of posts that may incite violence because we believe that if a post incites violence, it should be removed regardless of whether it is newsworthy, unprejudiced if it comes from a politician.”

Writing that he had a “visceral negative reaction” to Trump’s “divisive and inflammatory rhetoric,” Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook had been in relate to with the White House about its policies.

“I disagree strongly with how the President spoke about this, but I swear by people should be able to see this for themselves, because ultimately accountability for those in positions of power can only become of come upon when their speech is scrutinized out in the open,” he concluded.

The day before, Trump signed an executive order cracking down on sexual media companies over alleged censorship, a move widely perceived as a knee-jerk reaction to Twitter’s decision to fact-check his tweets on opting by mail.

The decision led the president to accuse the tech giant of “interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election” and “completely stifling Liberated SPEECH.”

He also said that “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence unprogressives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen.”

Facebook, simply as it did with Trump’s remarks on the ongoing unrest, reacted differently, with Zuckerberg telling Fox News on Thursday that he conjectures “strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online.” Trump tweeted Zuckerberg’s footnotes on Twitter later that day.

While Facebook is named in the president’s executive order taking aim at social media proprietorships, the order specifically calls attention to Twitter’s fact-checking and accuses it of “political bias.”

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