- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 25, 2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg issued a private company memo this week slamming the employees responsible for replacing “Black Lives Matter” with “all lives matter” on the company’s famous signature wall at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters.

“There have been several recent instances of people crossing out ‘black lives matter’ and writing ‘all lives matter’ on the walls at MPK,” Mr. Zuckerberg wrote in the private memo, obtained by Gizmodo.

“Despite my clear communication at Q&A last week that this was unacceptable, and messages from several other leaders from across the company, this has happened again. I was already very disappointed by this disrespectful behavior before, but after my communication I now consider this malicious as well,” he continued.

“‘Black Lives Matter’ doesn’t mean other lives don’t — it’s simply asking that the black community also achieve the justice they deserve,” Mr. Zuckerberg explained. “Regardless of the content or location, crossing out something means silencing speech, or that one person’s speech is more important than another’s. Facebook should be a service and a community where everyone is treated with respect.

“This has been a deeply hurtful and tiresome experience for the black community and really the entire Facebook community, and we are now investigating the current incidents,” he wrote.

Mr. Zuckerberg concluded his message by inviting employees to attend a town hall meeting on March 4 to learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement.



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