Tell Facebook: Keep Hate and Lies Off Social Media

Facebook has exposed its users to lies, hate and disinformation. It has violated users' privacy rights and acted as a superspreader of misinformation and disinformation. It has censored activists and joined hands with authoritarian repression. But instead of protecting its users and vulnerable communities, Facebook has a long history of prioritizing its own profits and the business model they depend on.

The Facebook Users Union recognizes that the ultimate way to achieve change at Facebook is through organized user power. Facebook relies on its users to make a profit, and we will no longer accept the harm, lies, hate, disinformation and targeting of our communities that Facebook has enabled. We are joining together to protect ourselves from a platform we use every day to stay connected and informed.

We support the following changes to Facebook's policies and will act to urge the company's leadership to adopt them:
  • Do not amplify posts and groups that promote hate, violence, or disinformation 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.
  • Shift moderation resources to focus on superspreader high-volume content from the most distributed sources instead of focusing it on small grassroots activists; invest in improving non-English content review. 
  • Correct disinformation by displaying a correction to every Facebook user who was exposed to misinformation, as defined by independent fact-checkers.
  • Adopt a data minimization model that limits transfers of personal information to third parties and allows users to indicate what kinds of information they are willing to share for personalized advertising – and what kinds of information they aren't.
  • Apply the same standards to all Facebook users and advertisers. Governments, 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.

By joining together as users, we can hold Facebook accountable and make impactful changes that protect vulnerable communities -- and all of us --from harm. 

 Join the Facebook Users Union today and call on the company to stop the spread of hate and lies!

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