Enough Is Enough: Tell Facebook to Prevent Further Violence
After the horrific events in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Mark Zuckerberg described Facebook’s failure to remove a right-wing militia page and event as an “operational mistake” — even though these pages contained several clear violations of Facebook’s terms of service, were flagged 455 times by users, and made up 66% of all reported events that day.”1
But this wasn’t merely a “mistake.” It’s one in a years-long series of systemic failures by Facebook to stop violent organizing on its platform. And it’s horrifying that the company treats these failures as a PR problem and not a violation of our civil rights.
We’re done with empty words and promises. People are dying because of Facebook’s malpractice. Demand that Facebook ban and remove all hate groups and event pages that encourage people to bring weapons to events.
1. “How Facebook Failed Kenosha,” BuzzFeed News, Sept. 3, 2020