"I wanted everyone in the world to know that, no matter how much the police tamper with evidence, how much they stick together, they manipulate our minds to believe what they want, I wanted to put it on Facebook and go viral so that the people could see."
"We call upon Facebook to remove Thiel from its board of directors. A person committed to silencing journalism he doesn't like should not sit on the board of a company that serves as the portal to digital news for tens of millions of people," Gawker's union, the Writers Guild of America East, wrote in its petition.
The new rules require social media companies to remove posts or disable accounts, when necessary, that reference violence or hatred targeting individuals or groups based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, or nationality.
"If Facebook presents its Trending Topics section as the result of a neutral, objective algorithm, but it is in fact subjective and filtered to support or suppress particular political viewpoints, Facebook's assertion that it maintains a 'platform for people and perspectives from across the political spectrum' misleads the public."