SANTA CLARA, Calif.
— The Florida business licensing board has suspended a business license to a Facebook executive after Facebook posted an image of the executive’s face that was a crude racial caricature of President Donald Trump.
The board said Wednesday that the image, which was shared by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, violated its policy and the company is being held accountable.
The board said it will issue a formal response to Facebook’s request for a public apology, but did not say what it will do.
The Facebook post depicted Zuckerberg holding a sign that read, “Love trumps hate.
The power of diversity is unshakeable.
We are all America.”
The board suspended the business license on the grounds that the photo was offensive and “inappropriate.”
It cited Zuckerberg for violating a state law that prohibits people from displaying “an image that disparages a person or group of people based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy.”