Many of our representatives in Washington have voiced their concern regarding Google and Facebook. From election interference to drug trafficking to hosting videos of terrorist acts to starving a free press to piracy and countless other examples, the lack of responsibility and accountability exercised by Google and Facebook have been stunning.
For years, Facebook and Google have turned a blind eye to the proliferation of widespread societal harms on their platforms. It has become increasingly clear that more needs to be done by our representatives in Washington to ensure platform accountability.
Recently, both the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have stepped up their investigation of these companies. Congress has started formal investigations, as well. Clearly, the time has come.
Rather than holding these companies to appropriate standards of care, the current laws have excused their reprehensible conduct by leaving these immense companies unregulated in the name of "innovation" and "progress."
A society in which such powerful companies are built on business models that trade the health and safety of Americans for billions of dollars in ad-generated revenue is not "progress."
SIGN OUR PETITION and tell Washington that we demand action as they hold Google and Facebook accountable and make #PlatformAccountability a priority!
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD and let's start transforming the internet back into what its founders envisioned – a safe, inclusive information network that benefits ALL OF US!