Faceberg and his hench-person Sheryl Sandberg met with the civil rights leaders who rallied hundreds of companies to join a Facebook advertising boycott, and what do you know, the Facebook execs robotically stuck to their infinite-loop of public relations talking points instead of, you know, actually addressing the groups demands.
Facebook backlash after audit: Civil rights leader says Mark Zuckerberg’s power must be reined in
An independent audit faulting Facebook for decisions that were “significant setbacks” for civil rights shows that Mark Zuckerberg’s vast power over the social media company must be reined in, activist Rashad Robinson told USA TODAY in an exclusive interview.
Robinson, president of online racial justice group Color of Change, urged lawmakers to demand accountability from Zuckerberg when he appears before Congress later this month as part of a sweeping investigation into the market power of some of the world’s largest and most powerful technology companies.
The 100-page civil rights audit, commissioned by Facebook and released Wednesday, concluded that Facebook’s lack of civil rights expertise could have far-reaching repercussions, including suppressing voter turnout in the November election.
“Many in the civil rights community have become disheartened, frustrated and angry after years of engagement where they implored the company to do more to advance equality and fight discrimination, while also safeguarding free expression,” wrote the auditors, Laura Murphy and Megan Cacace, who are civil rights experts and attorneys.
Facebook is not going to change on its own, and as Faceberg has said the advertising boycott is no big whoop. Until Congress realized that all social media is Media, Facebook will continue to be the festering sewer that it is and Twitter will be the firehose connected to the sewer.