For years, Facebook has denied or downplayed its role in spreading political disinformation.
We’re now well into the 2020 election cycle, and Mark Zuckerberg’s recent half-baked promises to remove certain conspiracy theories are far from enough. Every day new lies are being spread – especially by the pro-Trump Right and the other interests that are dead-set on re-electing Donald Trump by any means necessary. It’s clearer than ever that Facebook’s policies are a threat to our democracy.
If Facebook allows its advertising platform to spread false claims and misleading information during yet another election, our basic freedoms are at risk. We cannot allow Facebook’s starring role in the right-wing disinformation machine to continue unchecked.
Demand that Facebook reinstate its policy of third-party fact-checking of paid political advertising.