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

The network chief outlined best practices for employees’ self-expression in the wake of unrest of the police killing of George Floyd

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.

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Lindsey Ellefson

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