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By David Barden, Huffington Post

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Mark Luckie said the tech giant “has a black people problem.”

Facebook temporarily removed comments made by a former employee who accused the tech giant of “failing” black people.

As previously reported by HuffPost, the company’s former strategic partner manager for global influencers, Mark Luckie, alleged Facebook regularly removed the content of black users without notice and suspended their accounts indefinitely.

“Black people are finding that their attempts to create “safe spaces” on Facebook for conversation among themselves are being derailed by the platform itself,” Luckie wrote.

Seemingly proving his point, Facebook removed Luckie’s post Monday because it reportedly went against its community standards.

“Turns out Facebook took down my post challenging discrimination at the company, disabling users’ ability to share or read it,” Luckie tweeted. “Further proves my point.”

The post was later restored by Facebook, despite Luckie’s claim he “never appealed” its original decision to remove it….

“I feel like Facebook can tackle a lot of issues … but when you talk about black people, all of a sudden there is silence,” he said. “There are a lot of black employees who express that they feel the same way….”

“But we’re talking about a company that affects billions of lives around the world. It has to be held accountable for its actions,” he tweeted Tuesday….

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