Billboard reading “Don’t Let Facebook ZUCK UP Our Elections” and other messages will tour San Francisco and the Peninsula one day before Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Congress
WHEN: Tuesday, July 28, 10 AM – 5 PM. See schedule of billboard stops below.
WHAT: One day before Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee; three days before the official end of the Stop Hate for Profit advertiser boycott of Facebook; and less than 100 days before the US elections, San Francisco Bay Area social justice nonprofits and fed-up Facebook users will bring their messages of protest to Facebook’s front door. Their mobile billboard, which was paid for by a crowdfunding campaign, will feature messages including, “Don’t Let Facebook ZUCK UP Our Elections,” “Hey Mark, wake the ZUCK UP! Stop the hate and stop the lies,” and “Zuck Off SFGH,” among others.
WHERE: The mobile billboard will take a tour of San Francisco and Peninsula locations that are associated with Facebook, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Mark Zuckerberg’s houses in San Francisco and Palo Alto, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s house in Menlo Park, and the businesses of Facebook board members Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen. See schedule of billboard stops below.
WHO: The Protest Facebook coalition is anchored by long-time San Francisco Bay Area social justice nonprofits Global Exchange and Media Alliance as well as by fed-up Facebook users. The coalition was formed in November 2019 to push Facebook for policy changes that will prevent its platform from being used to spread disinformation and divisiveness that could disrupt the 2020 elections.
Ted Lewis, Global Exchange, email@example.com, 415-225-3787
Tracy Rosenberg, Media Alliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-684-6853
|Time on Tuesday, July 28, 2020||Location|
|10 – 10:30 AM||San Francisco City Hall
Last week Supervisor Gordon Mar introduced a resolution condemning the naming of San Francisco General Hospital after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
|10:45 – 11:15 AM||Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Due to ongoing pressure from healthcare workers and SF residents, the San Francisco supervisors will be considering a resolution condemning the naming of the hospital after Mark Zuckerberg.
|11:30 AM – 12 Noon||Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco house
The billboard will also drive by nearby Dolores Park.
|1 – 1:30 PM
1 Hacker’s Way, Menlo Park
The billboard will park next to the iconic Facebook thumbs up sign.
|1:45 – 2:15 PM
|Mark Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto house
Hopefully Mark Zuckerberg’s private security will not try to block off a public street.
|2:30 – 3 PM
|Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel’s company Palantir
Influential Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel co-founded Palantir, among other companies.
|3:15 – 3:45 PM
|Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s house
COO Sandberg bears as much responsibility as CEO Zuckerberg for Facebook’s failure to stop hate and lies from running rampant on the platform.
|4 – 4:30 PM||Facebook Board Member Marc Andreessen’s venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz
Facebook Board Member Marc Andreesen has tried to remain behind the scenes. Not anymore.