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Mark Zuckerberg asks Facebook employees to stop crossing out 'black lives matter' slogans

The black lives matter movement has shed light on the racial profiling, police brutality and racial inequality experienced by the African-American community across the United States (it has also had an impact upon Australian dialogue regarding race). But apparently some of the employees at Facebook's notoriously white, bro-centric Menlo Park, California office don't agree.

In a private memo posted on a company announcement page for employees only, Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that employees have been scratching out "black lives matter" and writing "all lives matter" on the company's famous signature wall. The company, whose staff is only 2 per cent black, is facing the issue head on.

"We've never had rules around what people can write on our walls," said Zuckerberg in the post. "We expect everybody to treat each other with respect." The entire message, obtained by Gizmodo, is posted in full below:

In a note to staff, Mark Zuckerberg wrote: "I was already very disappointed by this disrespectful behavior before [...] ...
In a note to staff, Mark Zuckerberg wrote: "I was already very disappointed by this disrespectful behavior before [...] now I consider this malicious as well". 

We reached out to Facebook for comment, but had not heard back at time of writing.

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