Zuckerberg: Calling a former Trump advisor to “behead” Fauchi is not enough to ban him from Facebook


(CNN Business) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told his employees at a meeting, Thursday, that a former adviser to President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, who had proposed beheading America’s chief health expert Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Ray, It was not enough to violate the platform’s rules in a way that would lead to his permanent ban, according to a company employee.

Twitter had permanently suspended Bannon’s account last week, after it had made the decapitation comments in a video.

The video was posted on Bannon’s Facebook page for 10 hours, about a week ago, and was viewed nearly 200,000 times before the network removed it, citing its rules on violence and incitement policies.

Zuckerberg’s comments were previously reported by Reuters and BuzzFeed News, and confirmed to CNN by a Facebook employee.

Facebook offers a “Strike” system, whereby repeated rule violations can ultimately be suspended – although some individual actions can lead to an immediate ban.

Bannon could face permanent suspension if he continues to violate Facebook’s rules.

The video was also posted on video hosting service (YouTube), while the company removed the video without banning the Bannon channel.


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