A round up of all the latest news updates and press releases from Accountable Tech.
Mashable: "'The very same day Trump released a video calling the 2020 election ‘stolen’ and [demanded] January 6th insurrectionists be released from prison, YouTube decided to let him back on their platform,' Nicole Gill, executive director of the advocacy group Accountable Tech said in a statement provided to Mashable."
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Reuters: "More than 350 of his Truth Social posts would have violated Facebook's rules, including posts amplifying the conspiracy theory QAnon and pushing false claims of election fraud, liberal advocacy group Accountable Tech said in a December report."
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PR Week: “Meta banned Trump because he clearly and repeatedly violated their safety standards, spread misinformation that put the lives of law enforcement and American democracy at risk, and refused to veer from his violent and dangerous course,” said Nicole Gill, cofounder and executive director. “Since being banned from Facebook, Trump has repeatedly used Truth Social to fuel violence, spread election lies and promote domestic terrorist organizations like QAnon. Reinstating his accounts undoubtedly hands him a megaphone to amplify the worst of his views which, as we have already seen, translates to real world harm."
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NBC News: "A mobile billboard, deployed by Accountable Tech, is seen outside the Meta headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. on Jan. 17."
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Vox: “Trump’s rhetoric has only gotten worse” since being suspended from Facebook, said Nicole Gill, president of Accountable Tech. “He has committed himself to the ‘big lie’ and election denialism.”
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POLITICO: "Watchdog group Accountable Tech criticized Facebook for prioritizing its bottom line. 'Today, Meta chose to put its own profits above American democracy and the real-world safety of its users,' said Nicole Gill, the group’s executive director, in a statement."
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Mashable: "'Today, Meta chose to put its own profits above American democracy and the real-world safety of its users,' said Nicole Gill, co-founder and executive director of the advocacy nonprofit Accountable Tech in a statement provided to Mashable."
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Daily Beast: “I want to be very clear: there is absolutely no justification for allowing Donald Trump back on Facebook,” said Nicole Gill, co-founder of the tech-focused advocacy group Accountable Tech. “Two years ago, Meta said it would only reinstate Trump if his presence on the platform no longer carried a threat of violence. Today’s decision reveals that promise for what it was: another empty publicity stunt by a company more concerned with making money than with democracy, safety, or even internal consistency.”
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NPR: "The advocacy groups Accountable Tech and Media Matters for America estimated last month that more than 350 of Trump's Truth Social posts would directly violate Facebook's rules against QAnon content, false election claims and harassment of marginalized groups."
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The Hill: "Accountable Tech and Media Matters for America last month launched a 'Keep Trump off Facebook' ad campaign along with a report highlighting hundreds of Trump’s posts on Truth Social they said would violate Facebook’s rules. The posts amplified followers and sympathizers of the QAnon conspiracy theory and contained 'harmful' election-related disinformation."
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