Sign the petition to Facebook and Twitter: No more election lies!
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris successfully won the 2020 election and will be our next president and vice president. Yet, Trump and his enablers continue to sow doubt, spread disinformation and discredit the election results — despite a total lack of evidence.
Now, Trump’s baseless claims are gaining momentum and are trending on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. In fact, claims about voting irregularities have become among the most-shared content.
This is very dangerous!
Trump’s reach on social media is massive and the platforms aren’t doing enough to curb his lies. Facebook has added weak content warnings and is still allowing his messages to be shared, while Twitter has weakened its warnings since election day. These content warnings have obviously not been enough as the disinformation has not only continued but increased! As Trump continues to tweet and post false claims, his repeated violations are still reaching hundreds of thousands of people, and Twitter has weakened it’s labels since Election Day.
And on top of all of this, Facebook has left its political advertisement ban in place indefinitely, meaning that even nonpartisan advocacy groups can’t set the record straight and candidates with contested races, including the runoffs in Georgia, can’t do critical fundraising and voter registration work.
We must demand Facebook and Twitter remove lies about the 2020 election and get a handle on their disinformation crises. Our democracy hangs in the balance.
Sign the petition: Demand Facebook and Twitter end the spread of dangerous election disinformation immediately.Participating Organizations:
People for the American Way