July 2, 2019
Issue: Corporate Accountability
Fox News – “Civil rights activists slam Facebook’s ‘insufficient’ attempts to tackle hate on its platform”
On July 2nd, Fox News reported on activists’ criticism of Facebook’s recent civil rights audit and its insufficient efforts to combat hate on the platform. See below for the highlight and click here to read on the Fox News website.
Muslim Advocates, one of several major civil rights organizations demanding board level leadership changes at the Menlo Park, Calif. company, described the company’s approach as “perfunctory half-steps.”
“Instead of building a permanent, board and staff-level civil rights infrastructure with the expertise needed to address this crisis, Facebook has chosen to take perfunctory half-steps all while anti-Muslim bigots and white nationalists continue to use the company’s platforms to organize and spread hatred and bigotry,” said Madihha Ahussain, Muslim Advocates special counsel for anti-Muslim discrimination, in a statement emailed to Fox News. “The audit process will not be successful if Facebook does not take seriously and implement the audit team’s recommendations for improving content moderation.”