Zuckerberg had made similar comments multiple times previous year, like when Facebook was skewered by many on the left, including Elizabeth Warren, for not fact-checking its political ads.
Twitter said that the move was aimed at providing "context" around Trump's remarks.
Despite public rebukes from several of his employees, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg resisted calls to label posts from President Trump with a warning sign in a similar manner to what Twitter did last month, according to media reports.
In fact, Facebook and Zuckerberg have explicitly said many times that political figures, especially, but not exclusively, the current USA president.
Facebook rival Twitter flagged and demoted a Trump tweet in which he referenced protests over police violence in Minneapolis using the phrase "when the looting starts the shooting starts".
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At least one employee gave up on Facebook's handling of Trump's content.
Standing in opposition to Facebook, Twitter has started attaching warning labels to several of Trump's tweets, including those that promote violence and appear meant to mislead his more than 80 million followers.
Aveni, who announced his resignation, said Zuckerberg had previously pledged to employees that he would "draw the line at speech that calls for violence". Trump is one of the most popular, influential users on services including Facebook and Twitter, but he is also one of their most controversial - attacking critics and spreading falsehoods that might have run afoul of those companies' rules if he did not serve as the commander-in-chief. The company didn't take the tweets down, however, saying it was "in the public's interest" for the president's posts to remain accessible. A number of Facebook employees, including some senior figures, have criticized the company's approach, challenging Zuckerberg's decision to leave the post up, and on Monday some workers participated in a virtual walkout in protest.
Facebook engineer Brandon Dail tweeted on Tuesday that "it's crystal clear today that leadership refuses to stand with us", referencing the lack of action by the company on Trump's posts.
He said the company should have offered more transparency over what was the rationale behind allowing Trump's posts but emphasized that the choice they made - after a "pretty thorough" evaluation of those posts - was correct. One Facebook employee in NY expressed support for Zuckerberg's position. "Facebook, complicit in the propagation of weaponized hatred, is on the wrong side of history".
It said it would not amplify voices inciting "racist violence". Others later said that they now believed it was futile to try to get Zuckerberg to change his mind.