Thanks to constant pressure from social media accountability activists, Facebook employees, corporations that participated in the #StopHateforProfit boycott, and Fed-up Facebook users like you:

  • Facebook will now hold politicians accountable to the same community standards others are held to.
  • Facebook will keep Donald Trump off the platform for two years for using the platform to endanger public safety and undermine democracy.

Yes, Facebook left itself loopholes that need to be closed. Yes, Trump should be banned from Facebook permanently. So, we need to keep fighting.

But we also need to acknowledge that what we’re doing is working and take a moment to recognize our success!

What’s next?

We need to keep the pressure on! Facebook should create a “circuit breaker” to help prevent dangerous disinformation and incitements to violence from ever reaching a mass audience.

Circuit breakers are used in the stock exchange when there’s a dramatic drop, to pause trading and allow traders to assimilate new information and make better-informed choices. Social media circuit breaking would work the same way, pausing the most high-volume posts for fact-checking before they reach millions of people.

Learn more here and sign the petition if you haven’t already: Turn off hate and lies!

We believe that together users can demand, and win, significant changes to make Facebook less toxic and dangerous. Because there’s no Facebook without Facebook users.