To Facebook, Twitter and YouTube:

Hate and disinformation about COVID-19 are spreading on your platforms and worsening the global pandemic. Lies, racist rhetoric and bigoted conspiracy theories from people including violent white supremacists, Fox News personalities and President Trump himself are endangering the lives of everyone — especially people of color and religious minorities — in the midst of this public-health crisis.

During this urgent moment, you must invest more in people — not algorithms — to identify and remove harmful content and to equip moderators to do this work safely from home. With millions of people sheltering in place and dependent on social media for up-to-date, truthful information about how to keep themselves, their families and their communities safe, it is urgent that you stop hate and disinformation on your platforms.

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    Stop Hate and Disinformation on COVID-19

    Tell Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: Stop Hate and Disinformation on Your Platforms

    Hate and disinformation around COVID-19 are worsening the global pandemic — and much of this content is surfacing online. Right now, companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are growing hotspots for coronavirus opportunists to amplify their dangerously misleading lies and fuel xenophobic and anti-Asian sentiment.

    Please send your message to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and tell them to immediately shut down hate and disinformation about COVID-19 on their platforms. With millions of people sheltering in place and dependent on social media for up-to-date, truthful information about how to keep themselves, their families and their communities safe, it is urgent that these companies take action.

    Tell the platforms to stop the spread of hate and disinformation on COVID-19 now.