By Jeff Horwitz
Facebook Inc. is moving to curb internal debate around divisive political and social topics, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday, in the wake of a spate of disputes and criticism that has fueled discord among staff.
The steps will include delineating which parts of its internal company messaging platform are acceptable for such discussions, and careful moderation of the discussions when they occur, Mr. Zuckerberg told employees at a company meeting, according to a spokesman. Employees shouldn't have to confront social issues in their day to day work unless they want to, the CEO said.
Specific details of the new policy are still being decided, with more information to come next week, but Mr. Zuckerberg said Facebook plans to "explore ways to preserve our culture of openness and debate around" its work, according to a spokesman.
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