We already know Facebook has been used to incite violence and hate around the world. Now, politicians' posts and ads are exempt from the platform’s rules on factual accuracy, and the Trump campaign’s reaction is a sign of what’s to come.
After Facebook’s announcement, the Trump campaign IMMEDIATELY INCREASED the amount they spend on Facebook ads by 300% —promoting a video whose central claim was rejected as ‘false’ by Facebook’s approved fact-checkers.
Coordinated misinformation campaigns can undermine national unity, the nature of truth, and our ability to find solutions to common challenges — all fundamental threats to our democracy. And the stakes are way, way too high for this policy to stand — especially with the 2020 elections rapidly approaching.
Add your name — Demand Facebook end this loophole and restore bans on misinformation and hate from politicians!