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Tell Congress: Subpoena Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook leadership
Facebook deliberately puts profit over our safety, privacy, and democracy. It’s time for Congress to subpoena Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s entire executive team to get them to answer questions on the record.
Why is this important?
Last week, Frances Haugen, former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, confirmed for members of Congress what nearly all of us know by now: Facebook threatens democracies, Black and brown people, youth, and vulnerable communities around the world.¹
Every time Facebook chooses money over morality that decision is made by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his executive team. Zuckerberg may be the public face of the company, but his choices and decisions are enabled by the yes-people around him. We deserve answers and Congress needs to get on the record explanations from Facebook’s leadership team about the harm the company has caused.²
Zuckerberg has testified in front of Congress before, but it’s different now. The Wall Street Journal investigation coupled with Haugen's damning testimony shows that Zuckerberg and the executive leadership team fully understood how they were fueling QAnon conspiracists, bolstering The Proud Boys, and damaging the mental health of teens — all to line the pockets of one of the wealthiest men in the world.²
Tell Congress to subpoena Mark Zuckerberg and all of Facebook’s leadership and get them on the record in a congressional hearing by signing this petition.
Frances Haugen’s testimony before the Senate Commerce subcommittee meticulously and clearly documented the ongoing harms and threats Facebook causes with its regular practices. One such practice is Facebook’s continued use of algorithms that lift up content that makes people engage emotionally — specifically angrily. This is what allows white supremacist groups and anti-vaxxer disinformation to thrive on Facebook.³
We demand that Zuckerberg and the entire executive team answer to the charges that time and time again, Facebook knowingly put profit over threats to our democracy, our lives, and our children’s well-being.
Sign the petition to Congress: Subpoena Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s whole executive team.
1. “Facebook’s whistleblower tells Congress how to regulate tech,” Vox, Recode, Oct. 5, 2021.
2. “Facebook whistleblower testifies before Senate committee,” CNBC, Oct. 5, 2021.
3. “Facebook Whistleblower to Congress: Regulate Big Tech. Silicon Valley Can’t Be Trusted to Police Itself,” Democracy Now!, Oct. 6, 2021.