Tell Facebook to Protect Democracy

After fueling violent attacks on our democracy, Facebook is rolling back election safeguards. It’s time to hold Facebook accountable for failing to protect democracy.

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Two weeks before the midterm elections, Accountable Tech is up with a new national television ad sounding the alarm about Facebook:

Rather than doubling down on their integrity efforts for the midterms, Facebook has actually rolled back numerous safeguards that were in place in 2020 including:

  • Disbanding the team overseeing the platform’s role in elections.
  • Cut their core elections-focused staff by 80% since 2020.
  • Ended work on addressing the societal harms of their own products.
  • Scaled back their own transparency tools for tracking election misinformation.
  • Ceased promoting news from legitimate authoritative sources.
  • Blocking independent researchers investigating misinformation on the platform.

On January 7, 2021, Mark Zuckerberg wrote that Donald Trump “use[d]…our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.” Facebook has enabled one insurrection. Democracy can’t afford another.