Jeff Zucker: CNN Staff Can Say ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Social, but Not ‘Defund the Police’

Lindsey Ellefson
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During a digital staff town hall Wednesday, CNN chief Jeff Zucker outlined how staffers can express themselves personally online in the wake of unrest over the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, as well as the ongoing national conversation about systemic racism. Zucker said staffers are permitted to post the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” They cannot, however, post support for defunding the police, a rallying cry that has grown since Floyd’s death, according to individuals familiar with the matter. “I am really trying to get to the right place, to both make sure that our folks on this call and the organization have the ability to do what’s right,” Zucker said on the call, confirmed by TheWrap, “and at the same time make sure that we are protecting you individually and protecting the company.” Also Read: WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar Tells Employees Racism Is a 'Problem' for Company He went on, “We know what the right thing to do is. How do we how do we ensure that we have it as good as it can be? Nothing’s ever going to be perfect. How do we protect, you know, our objectivity, our brand, the trust people place in...

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