NHMC Joins Demand for Facebook’s Largest Shareholders to Hold the Company Accountable

On May 2, 2018, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) joined 77 human and civil rights advocates, privacy experts, and technology groups calling for Facebook’s shareholders to use their influence to demand better from the company that has “consistently gambled with the rights and well-being of its more than two billion users — as well as the company’s future — without adequate consideration of the risks involved.”

The letter continues, “As a global company, Facebook’s negligence results in widespread harm. The company faces questions about its role in spreading hate speech and inciting violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar, censoring activists from Black Lives Matter to Palestine, and enabling the abuse and torture of migrants to be broadcast to extort ransom money — to name only a few examples. Facebook has also been directly linked to efforts to influence elections, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Kenya.”

To read the full letter, click here.

National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
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