Protect our democracy. Protest Facebook.
Facebook should protect the public from violence, hate, and disinformation on its platform, which has been shown to cause real-world harms. It should provide its users with an environment that supports truth, safety, respect, transparency, and democracy.
We support the following changes to Facebook’s policies and will act to urge the company’s leadership to adopt them:
Label and downgrade posts and groups that spread disinformation. Do not amplify those posts or recommend them to other Facebook users.
Implement circuit breakers to temporarily slow or stop newly viral content while it's fact checked, such as the mechanisms in use in the stock market, for example.
Correct disinformation by displaying a correction to every single person who was exposed to misinformation, as defined by independent fact checkers.
Label and downgrade posts and groups that promote hate or violence and use dehumanizing language. Do not amplify those posts or recommend them to other Facebook users.
Prohibit advertisements that promote hate or violence.
Implement circuit breakers to temporarily slow or stop newly viral content while it's fact checked - modeled on mechanisms in use in the stock market, for example.
Release details about Facebook’s algorithm so that users are able to understand how it operates and with what objectives.
Make Facebook’s content moderators Facebook employees and provide them with the same working conditions and protections as others who work at Facebook.
Apply the same standards to all Facebook users and advertisers. Political leaders and political advertisers should not be exempt from the standards others are held to.
Refuse service to anyone who uses the platform to disrupt elections in the US and abroad.
Prohibit political ad microtargeting.