Hundreds of Facebook employees signed a letter to Mark Zuckerberg and other company leaders, decrying Facebook's decision to let politicians post any claims they wanted — even false ones — in ads on the site.
In this SF Examiner op-ed, Ted Lewis and Tracy Rosenberg say that "Facebook looms over our coming elections, and not in a good way. The giant media company has tremendous power and influence — and a bad track record."
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Freedom from Facebook makes the case that the Federal Trade Commission can make Facebook safe for our democracy by breaking it up, giving us the freedom to communicate across networks, and protecting our privacy.
Read or watch Sacha Baron Cohen's speech on The Guardian website. Cohen calls Facebook the 'greatest propaganda machine in history' and argues that Facebook would have run ads by Hitler.
In this New York Times op-ed, Aaron Sorkin, who wrote "The Social Network," tells Mark Zuckerberg that Facebook isn’t defending free speech, it’s assaulting truth.
On January 8, Tristan Harris of the Center for Humane Technology testified at a Congressional hearing on "Americans at Risk: Manipulation and Deception in the Digital Age."
In this op-ed, Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, says that Mark Zuckerberg's influence "is staggering, far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government."
Roger McNamee made a fortune as one of Silicon Valley’s earliest champions. Now he’s one of its most fervent critics. This profile in the New Yorker explains how he came to believe that Facebook was being exploited to sow division among voters—and that company executives had turned a blind eye.
More than 47,000 people have signed this petition to Facebook. It says, in part, "Time and time again, Facebook executives have chosen to put profits over public safety and the integrity of our democracy. Sign on.