Zuckerberg really said Trump's 'shooting' comment has 'no history' as a 'dog whistle'
You’d think all that money could buy a history lesson.
In leaked audio obtained by Recode, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told his employees Tuesday that Trump’s incitement to violence — hosted by, and spread via Facebook — could remain on the site because it only encouraged “excessive policing.” So-called excessive policing is, of course, what led to the killing of George Floyd.
The phrase used by Trump in a tweet and Facebook post — “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” — first gained prominence in the 1960s when, according to NPR, it was used by Miami police chief Walter Headley. Headley notoriously