Press release: Pro-democracy activists to WAKE THE ZUCK UP at his house in San Francisco

On Saturday, November 21 at 10 am, pro-democracy activists will gather outside of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s house in San Francisco to demand that he WAKE THE ZUCK UP! Since election day, Facebook has barely lifted a finger in response to Donald Trump’s repeated lies and conspiracy theories about the outcome of the election, which, according to experts, are now among the most popular on the entire Facebook platform.

“Every time Donald Trump posts to Facebook that he “won the election” and calls the election “fake,” “rigged,” and a “hoax,” it undermines Americans’ faith in voting and elections. This is absolutely fatal for a healthy democracy. But the same posts that tear at the fabric of our society make Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook millions of dollars. That’s why Zuckerberg is allowing them to spread like wildfire,” said Ted Lewis, human rights director at Global Exchange.

“Mark Zuckerberg wants to give the impression that he supports the Bay Area’s progressive values, but nothing could be further from the truth. He could have made changes to Facebook’s algorithm long ago to stop it from amplifying posts that contain disinformation about the coronavirus. Instead, these posts have generated billions of views—putting the public’s health at risk. That’s why it’s high time San Francisco took his name off of our esteemed general hospital,” said Tracy Rosenberg, executive director of Media Alliance.

SPONSORS: A coalition of local and national media advocacy, pro-democracy, and human rights organizations, including Global Exchange, Media Alliance, the Protest Facebook Coalition, CodePink Golden Gate, Diablo Rising Tide, Indivisible SF Peninsula and CA-14, MediaJustice, Raging Grannies Action League, Resistance SF, San Francisco Green Party, Sum of Us, Ultraviolet, and others.