20 state attorneys general are demanding that Facebook improve its policing of online hate speech and disinformation
State attorneys general are calling on Facebook to do more to fight hate speech and disinformation.
20 AGs signed an open letter addressing the social network on Wednesday.
The coalition asks Facebook to more closely police itself, and improve tools for users who are trying to report harassment and abuse.
Facebook said in a statement it “share[s] the Attorneys General’s goal of ensuring people feel safe on the internet.”
Twenty state attorneys general from across the US are demanding Facebook do more to combat hate speech and disinformation on the social network.
In an open letter published Wednesday, the top legal officers of California, New York, the District of Columbia, and more than a dozen other states called on Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg to better police its platform. (The New York Times earlier reported on the letter.)
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