Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc’s chief executive officer, took responsibility, accusing his company of failing to remove the page and event for a militia group before two people were killed in a protest in Kenosha.
The list of pages and events violated Facebook’s guidelines and should have been removed after numerous complaints were received about the group’s violence, Zuckerberg told employees in a video he publicly posted on his Facebook profile.
The social media company removed the page for “Kenosha Guard” and an event listing for “Armed Citizens to Protect Our Lives and Property” the day after the shooting on Tuesday.
Two people were killed in protests in Kenosha that broke out in response to the police shooting of a black man earlier this week.
“The contractors and appraisers to whom the first complaints were forwarded have basically not taken this up,” said Zuckerberg.
“During the second review, the team responsible for dangerous organizations became more sensitive to the fact that this was against the policy and we got rid of it.”
Zuckerberg said there was no evidence that the person charged with the shooting had followed the Kenosha Guard’s side, but added that the company would continue to develop its guidelines on identifying potentially dangerous organizations.
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