Facebook is Losing Business and Getting Slammed by Civil Rights Leaders
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by President Trump about the George Floyd , Facebook's inertia resulted in employees publicly voicing their outrage and .
On Monday night Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg shared a call with civil rights leaders and failed to impress.
"We are disappointed and stunned by Mark's incomprehensible explanations for allowing the Trump posts to remain up," the groups said in .
They also made reference to earlier posts by Trump which
"He did not demonstrate understanding of historic or modern-day voter suppression and he refuses to acknowledge how Facebook is facilitating Trump's call for violence against protesters. Mark is setting a precedent for other voices who would say similar harmful things on Facebook," said leaders from the NAACP, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Color of Change.
"We're grateful that leaders in the civil rights community took the time to share candid, honest feedback with Mark and Sheryl. It is an important moment to listen, and we look forward to continuing these conversations," a Facebook spokesman told Business Insider.
On the same day, Facebook's stance started to damage its business relationships.
Therapy platform Talkspace announced it was pulling out of a potential partnership with Facebook.
We at discontinued our partnership discussions with today. We will not support a platform that incites violence, racism, and lies.— Oren Frank (@orenfrank)
"We will not support a platform that incites violence, racism, and lies," tweeted Talkspace CEO Oren Frank. Frank the deal, which would have seen Talkspace generating content for Facebook, could have been worth "hundreds of thousands of dollars" for his company.