Platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube amplify racism and other forms of hate — threatening public safety, civil rights, privacy and our democracy.
The platforms’ failure to protect women, people of color, immigrants, religious minorities and the LGBTQIA+ community has allowed hate groups to recruit new followers, fund their operations and incite real-life violence.
Meanwhile, the platforms are failing to crack down on disinformation — disrupting free and fair elections, stalling public-health responses to the pandemic and making it harder to hold the powerful accountable. These companies also exploit internet users’ privacy and subject them to discriminatory algorithms — violating people’s civil and human rights.
Free Press is fighting for the policy and culture changes we need to hold Big Tech accountable.