Facebook hates losing engagement because it hurts their revenue. This is why we want to get as many people as possible to pledge to log off Facebook. Don’t worry, you don’t have to log out of your account (yet). Take the pledge and mark your calendars for November 10, 2021, when we’ll take action to log off together.
On November 10:
Before you Log Out, tell your friends! In order to make sure our communities know about The Logout, it is important to make one last post telling your friends and family why you are logging out and encourage them to join you! Click here for post suggestions and graphics you can use from the Facebook Logout site.
On November 10th, use this how-to guide to log out of Facebook and/or Instagram on all of your devices. It is important to log out on all devices. If you log out on your computer, you may still be logged in on your other devices like your phone or tablet.
Time and time again, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has chosen to let lies, hate and disinformation run rampant on the platform he founded. He’s consistently put Facebook’s profits ahead of truth, safety, health and democracy.
One person—especially someone who has such poor judgement—should not have sole power to decide what social media content will reach billions of people. Facebook needs new leadership that prioritizes the safety and wellbeing of its users and the global public. Truth matters.
The bills, which would increase consumers’ ability to protect their private data and more easily switch from one online platform to another, did pass out of committee. Most Democrats and some Republicans voted for them. But the tech industry lobbied hard against them, and California lawmakers caved in to this pressure. We need to make sure Congress Members Lofgren, Swalwell, and Correa hear loud and clear that siding with Big Tech over their constituents and the interest public is not acceptable.
Read about why we need to use antitrust tools to reign in Big Tech.
By the time millions of people have shared false information, it’s already too late.
A simple circuit breaker could have stopped disinformation about the pandemic and about the 2020 elections from reaching millions of people.
Disinformation and incitements to violence are nothing new. What is new is online platforms that spread controversial content at lightning speed, before anyone’s had a chance to check it for dangerous disinformation or incitement to hatred and violence.
That’s how the verifiably false Plandemic video spread to more than 8 million people in one week before social media companies took it down.
We deserve social media platforms free from attacks on our elections, free from pandemic misinformation, and free from threats to our physical safety.
Circuit breakers are used in the stock exchange when there’s a dramatic drop, to pause trading and allow traders to assimilate new information and make better-informed choices. Social media circuit breaking would work the same way, pausing the most high volume posts for fact-checking before they reach millions of people.
Facebook can and should build and flip the switch!
As Facebook users, we demand Facebook enact a circuit breaker policy to stem the flow of hate and lies!
Donald Trump is no longer on Facebook, which has been a welcome respite for everyone who wants posts that incite hate and violence and spread dangerous disinformation off their social media feeds.
But now the tech giant has announced that it’s passing the decision about whether to keep Trump off of Facebook permanently to the brand-new Facebook Oversight Board.
Let’s make sure the Oversight Board keeps Donald Trump off Facebook. Our democracy and civil society depend on it.
The Facebook oversight board is accepting public comments until Friday, February 12 about whether or not Facebook should continue to ban Donald Trump from its platform. Please submit a comment ASAP. Click here for language you can copy and paste, but it’s preferable to submit a unique comment.
On Tuesday, December 15, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 10 – 1 in support of a resolution condemning the naming of San Francisco General Hospital after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Our coalition took the lead in getting the resolution passed, in partnership with SEIU Local 1021.
Since Election Day, Donald Trump and his enablers have been swamping Facebook with lies and conspiracy theories about his defeat in the election. On Saturday, Nov. 21, we protested outside of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s house in San Francisco to say that he and Facebook are not doing enough to slow the onslaught, from which he personally profits. We say, no more excuses! Undermining faith in voting and elections puts our entire society at risk. The protest was covered by the San Francisco Examiner, KCBS radio, Mission Local, and KPFA.
Facebook will play a key role in enabling–or preventing–disinformation about the election results from disrupting our democracy. That’s why the Protest Facebook coalition has organized a November 4thProtect the Results protest outside of Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park to insist that Facebook stop misinformation from candidates, campaigns, and others who declare victory on Facebook before the final election results are in.