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We brought our messages to Facebook's front door!


On July 28, the #ProtestFacebook mobile billboard hit the streets of San Francisco and the Peninsula —thanks to your support! Check out the awesome photos and video.

We drove home our messages of protest at 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.

Please share the mobile billboard photos and video on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. With less than 100 days to go before the US elections, we need to make sure Facebook doesn’t ZUCK UP our democracy!


Tell advertisers to protest Facebook!

A growing chorus of organizations is calling on corporations to stop advertising on Facebook until the company changes its ways. Please join us in urging these corporations to use the power of the purse to insist that Facebook protect the public from lies, hate, and disinformation on its platform.

 

This toolkit tells you how to easily reach out to Facebook advertisers. It includes:

  • Sample tweets
  • Sample Facebook posts
  • Sample email
  • Contact information for top Facebook advertisers

Your outreach can make a difference! You’ll be joining with the thousands of people who are working to @detox_Facebook by contacting companies through Twitter as well as supporting the new Stop Hate for Profit campaign being led by organizations like Free Press, Color of Change, and Sleeping Giants. Working together, we can generate enough financial pressure to make Facebook rethink its inadequate response to viral disinformation and hatred on its platform.

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Webcast: What you can do to stop lies and hate on Facebook


Whether it’s racist rhetoric by Donald Trump, disinformation about the coronavirus, or lies in ads by political campaigns, Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg have failed to act. Watch this June 10, 2020 webcast to find out what you can do to stop the lies and hate on Facebook. It features:

  • Jeffrey Chester, Executive Director, Center for Digital Democracy

  • Fadi Quran, Campaigns Director, Avaaz

  • Carmen Scurato, Senior Policy Counsel, Free Press

Watch the webcast.

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Wake the ZUCK Up Projection Protest


Pro-democracy activists had a message for Facebook shareholders: “Wake the ZUCK Up!” We projected this message and others onto the side of the Facebook building in San Francisco on May 26, 2020, the night before the shareholders’ virtual meeting. We urged the shareholders to protect the public from lies, hate, and disinformation in political advertisements during the 2020 election season.


Sponsored by Don't Let Facebook ZUCK UP our Democracy, Media Alliance, Global Exchange, Indivisible SF-Peninsula CA 14, Raging Grannies Action League, Vigil for Democracy, and others. Projection by ResistanceSF.

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An International Women's Day Appeal to Sheryl Sandberg


Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, has asked women around the world to “lean in” and do the things they’ve been afraid to do. Now women in her community are asking Sandberg to lean in herself—to get her company to change its dangerous policy of letting politicians blatantly lie in their Facebook ads.


Although Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes most of the heat when it comes to Facebook’s enabling the spread of lies, hate, and disinformation, Sandberg is just as responsible for policies that are endangering our very democracy.


On International Women's Day, Sunday, March 8, we tweeted photos of ourselves holding up signs with messages to Sandberg using the hashtag #LeanInAgainstLies. Political ads that lie about topics from women's reproductive rights to climate change to other political candidates, and that try to suppress voter turnout and responses to the census are a risk to women’s lives.

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February 17th @ Mark Zuckerberg's house


This Presidents Day, we gathered outside Mark Zuckerberg's house in San Francisco to let him know that we won't be quiet in the face of his company undermining our democracy. We also created a human billboard over the freeway in Palo Alto, which is where Mark Zuckerberg also has a house.


Check out the media coverage:


CNET: 'Wake up Zuck!' Protesters gather outside of Facebook CEO's San Francisco home


SF Examiner: Activists tell Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to "Zuck off"


Mission Local and SFGATE: ‘Wake up, Zuck’: Protesters gather outside of Facebook founder’s home, demand regulation of political ads


SFIST: Protesters Swarm Zuckerberg’s SF Home to Condemn Facebook Political Ad Policy


KCBS Radio: Protesters Gather Outside Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg's San Francisco Home