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Facebook employees are not happy with CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s handling of incendiary tweets by President Trump.

Dozens of employees reportedly staged a virtual walkout on Monday morning, which followed a weekend of nationwide unrest over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Facebook  (FB) – Get Report shares rose 3.0% on Monday to $231.91.

Over the weekend, Trump, referencing the protests, used the phrase “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” — noted by many as both a threat of violence and a phrase with a specific racist history dating to the 1960s. 

While Twitter attached a content warning on that specific tweet, which said it glorifies violence, Facebook did no such thing. And Zuckerberg articulated his views in a follow-up Facebook post, writing that: “though the post had a troubling historical reference, we decided to leave it up because the National Guard references meant we read it as a warning about state action, and we think people need to know if the government is planning to deploy force,”

Over the weekend, high-ranking Facebook employees publicly expressed dismay at Facebook’s response to Trump’s posts. 

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