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To: Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, & more

Twitter & Facebook must combat disinformation & hold Trump to the same standards as everyone else.

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter owe it to us to enforce their content moderation policies, shut down disinformation, and ban accounts that don’t comply.

These sites must fact-check Trump and hold him to the same standards as everyone else.

More importantly, Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms must enforce and strengthen their policies to combat disinformation, hate, and other harmful content.

Why is this important?

Donald Trump is planning his big return to Facebook and Twitter – and I can’t emphasize enough how dangerous this is for our democracy.

The last time Trump was on these platforms, he abused his massive online megaphone to incite the violent January 6th insurrection. Bipartisan investigators in Congress even called his social media vitriol “rocket fuel for extremists”.

And now, he plans to bring the hateful rhetoric that he’d been forced to reserve for fringe, far-right pages like Truth Social back to mainstream platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

No one – especially Trump – should be allowed to use Twitter or Facebook to lie and incite violence.

At a minimum Facebook and Twitter must fact-check Trump and hold him to the same standards as everyone else. More importantly, Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms must enforce and strengthen their policies to combat disinformation, hate, and other harmful content.

Our democracy cannot afford more lies and hate-fueled violence that go unchecked on social media.

Updates

2023-01-26 14:23:51 -0500

25 signatures reached

2023-01-20 17:23:51 -0500

10 signatures reached