Racial Justice Organizations’ Statement on Facebook Highlighted in Media
The latest Facebook whistleblower documents revealed that Facebook was aware of the extreme spread of misinformation and hate speech on its platform, but still allowed it to continue.
In response, USCPR along with MPower Change, Kairos Action, 18 Million Rising, Media Justice, and Action Center on Race and the Economy said in a joint statement that Facebook’s leaders continuously prioritize profit over safety concerns on their platform. These five organizations advocate for racial justice and have jointly called for Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down from his role as CEO.
Read more in the articles below:
- “Racial justice advocacy groups call for Zuckerberg to step down” by Rachel Lerman in the Washington Post.
- “Facebook profits top $9bn amid whistleblower revelations” by Kari Paul in The Guardian.