We Demand a Safe Internet!
Black and Indigenous women, women of color, and LGBTQ people are not safe online.
Why is this important?
From racist and misogynist attacks and harassment to lies and disinformation about topics ranging from health care to voting, social media companies have created online spaces that actively harm women.
Social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, and TikTok, have demonstrated time and again that they care more about their profit margins and supporting the political right than keeping users safe. It’s time that platforms commit to making platforms a safe space for all users, free of the misogyny, racism, and hate that are currently thriving on and offline.
UltraViolet, with feedback from our members, researchers, and partners, has developed a first-of-its-kind set of model platform policies to address misogyny and its impacts across the platforms. We're calling on social media platforms to:
Broaden definitions of hate speech to include misogyny, bias, and attacks against Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and transgender people, and gendered and racialized disinformation;
Establish an enforceable and escalating process for reporting and removing hate speech, disinformation, misogyny, and white supremacy;
Enforce policies that protect survivors of hate, abuse, and harassment; and,
Shift internal platform policies and culture to address and acknowledge misogyny and its intersections with other harms to marginalized identities.
Join us to demand Big Tech immediately adopt and enforce these policies to address the harms platforms are causing in our communities and to democracy itself.