19 Civil Rights Groups Join Together Against Facebook’s Inadequate Response to Hate Speech & Bigotry

NHMC joined 18 additional Civil Rights groups in a letter against Facebook’s lack of response to hate speech and bigotry that thrives on their website.

The letter states: “As a company and social network platform whose mission is “to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together,”10 we hope that you understand the gravity of this hateful rhetoric and behavior. During a time when antiMuslim, anti-Black, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-immigrant sentiment has swept the nation, it is more important than ever for companies like yours to take an unequivocal stance against bigotry.”

Signatories to the letter include:

Arab American Institute (AAI)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
Center for Media Justice
Center for New Community
Color of Change
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Muslim Advocates
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Hispanic Media Coalition
National LGBTQ Task Force
National Sikh Campaign
Sikh Coalition
Southern Poverty Law Center

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