ZUCKERBERG PUNCHES BACK
At an all-staff meeting, Zuckerberg said that Bannon was not removed after calling for the beheading of two U.S. officials because he had not violated enough of the company’s policies, according to a recording of the meeting heard by Reuters.
“We have specific rules around how many times you need to violate certain policies before we will deactivate your account completely,” Zuckerberg said, according to the news outlet. “While the offenses here, I think, came close to crossing that line, they clearly did not cross the line.”
In a video posted to his social media, Bannon called for FBI Director Christopher Wray and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci‘s heads to be on pikes.
After the video, Twitter suspended Bannon’s account over violating the platform’s policy on the “glorification of violence.” The video was removed from Facebook, but his page is still active.
Facebook spokesman Andy Stone told Reuters that the company would take additional action against Bannon “if there are additional violations.”