To: Elon Musk
Denounce Elon Musk: Twitter must take action against disinformation
Social media platforms like Twitter have a responsibility to their users – and Elon Musk’s mismanagement is dangerous for our democracy.
Twitter must strengthen and enforce their content moderation policies to prevent dangerous election lies, conspiracy theories, and hate speech from running rampant.
Why is this important?
Since purchasing Twitter, Elon Musk has emboldened election deniers, given a free pass to hate speech and misinformation, and fired a huge percentage of employees – including the executives leading Twitter’s content moderation team. He’s using his ownership of the platform to promote election denial.
This is unacceptable – especially from a platform that claims to be the primary news source for 55% of its user base.
We’ve urged social media platforms, including Twitter, to strengthen and enforce their content moderation policies to prevent dangerous election lies, conspiracy theories, and hate speech from running rampant. We, along with 120 other groups, called for specific policy changes to prevent harmful content from spreading further.
But we’ve seen firsthand that platforms haven’t learned their lesson from 2020 – and Twitter is an egregious example.
It’s clear that Elon Musk has no intention to act against misinformation or hate speech on his platform. Add your name if you agree: Elon Musk’s mismanagement of Twitter is dangerous for our democracy.