The scientists who signed the letter addressed to them included professors from Stanford, Harvard, and a Nobel laureate, among others, reports The Verge.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is the philanthropic arm founded by Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan in 2015.
"We were disconcerted to see that Facebook
has not followed their own policies in regards to President Trump. For example, his statement 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts' is a clear statement of inciting violence," the scientists wrote in the letter.
The letter further said that allowing Trump to use Facebook
"to spread both misinformation and incendiary statements was not only a violation of Facebook's policies but "directly antithetical to CZI's goal of building a more inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone".
Zuckerberg this month tried to dissuade the growing unrest among the employees over the poor handling of controversial posts by Trump, saying the company has started a workstream for building products to advance racial justice.
Several current and former Facebook employees criticized Zuckerberg's inaction over controversial posts from the US President on glorifying violence, calling him to start fact-checking world leaders and labeling harmful posts.
In a memo, the Facebook CEO said that he believes his platforms would help "overcome racial injustice in America and around the world".
"I stand with you. Your lives matter. Black lives matter," he stressed.