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To: U.S. House of Representatives

Congress Must Regulate Facebook

Congress Must Regulate Facebook

To members of the 117th Congress:

Recent congressional testimony has confirmed that Facebook’s algorithms consistently promote hateful posts and violence, and fuel instability across the globe. Yet, time and again, the company has refused to invest in local moderators and fact-checkers, choosing profit and reach over human rights and security.

We, the undersigned, are asking you to take urgent action to protect vulnerable communities — and entire democracies — from Meta Platforms, Inc. and its subsidiaries: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and others. We demand meaningful oversight and regulation now.

Why is this important?

Recent congressional testimony and the Facebook Papers prove the tech giant was aware of its role in fueling sectarian violence in places like the United States, India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and more — and that its algorithms put hateful and violent content front and center.

It’s clear we can’t trust Facebook to hold itself accountable. That’s why Congress needs to step up and regulate big tech companies before they’re able to harm more people and further weaken democracies around the world.

Add your name to join us in calling on Congress for oversight and regulation of Facebook’s algorithms and activities.

Updates

2022-01-22 14:13:18 -0500

25 signatures reached

2021-12-22 20:47:32 -0500

10 signatures reached