Big Tech needs to clean up its act
Social media companies profit by promoting the worst, most incendiary, most harmful disinformation globally.
Why is this important?
This content disproportionately targets women, especially Black women and other women of color; Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC); LGBTQ+ folks; disabled people; religious minorities; and more. The growing disinformation crisis is causing irreparable damage to our democracy and our society–and these companies must take action to fix the problem before the 2022 midterm elections.
It is entirely within their control to fix what's wrong with their platforms and change the terms that govern how we use their products. And we've made it easy for them by outlining exactly the steps they need to take–but we need your help.
UltraViolet and the Change the Terms coalition are demanding that social media companies:
- Fix the Algorithm: Stop promoting the most incendiary, hateful content
- Protect People Equally: Staff up to protect democracy for all, across all languages
- Show Us the Receipts: Disclose your business models and moderation practices
Join us and demand that Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube stop the spread of hateful, violent, misleading, and false content across languages in the run-up to the 2022 elections and beyond. It's past time for these companies to change the terms.