To Tech Companies:1

Social-media platforms must consider the year-round vulnerabilities that allow election-specific content to mislead and polarize voters.

We urge all social-media platforms to immediately adopt the following steps before the damage is irreversible:

  • Reinstate election-integrity policies and fully staff critical platform-integrity teams to ensure more efficient enforcement across languages.
  • Enforce rules against election lies and hate in political advertising, requiring human review of such ads, and label ads containing generative AI.
  • Require disclosure of AI-generated political content and prohibit the use of deepfakes in political ads; promote factual election content; and ensure generative AI products have usage policies around election-related content and are supported by adequate trust and safety teams.
  • Reduce the visibility and easy distribution of election-related content that has been flagged and is awaiting review.
  • Hold influencer, public figure and political candidate accounts to the same moderation and enforcement standards as everyone else.
  • Improve transparency by requiring public disclosure of moderation and enforcement practices.

Please take appropriate steps to protect the rights of your users and the health of our democracy as elections approach in 2024.

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    Social-Media Rollbacks Endanger Democracy

    Tell Big Tech Companies: Protect Users and Democracy in 2024

    There are dangerous real-world consequences when social-media companies ditch policies designed to protect election integrity and combat disinformation. This kind of refusal to protect platform integrity leaves democracy in the balance. And with key elections happening around the world this year, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

    Add your name to our petition urging Big Tech companies to protect their users and our democracy from the toxic spread of disinformation.

    1. Discord, Google, Instagram, Meta, Pinterest, Reddit, Rumble, Snap, TikTok, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube