Meta Can’t Pivot From Massive Q2 Global Harms; Diminished Earnings Driven By Sinking Brand [w/Member Quotes]

  • Meta faces a reckoning in court, with the Attorney General of Washington DC, Karl Racine, announcing his office is suing Facebook founder, CEO, and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg for his personal involvement in Cambridge Analytica
  • Meta whitewashed its own human rights record, in a report that omitted virtually all violations of human rights globally and that included only a 4-page summary of its “Independent” Human Rights Assessment of its platforms in India, in spite of promising to release the full report.
  • Meta censored more than 250,000 posts about abortion access in just the first two days alone following the US decision to reverse Roe v. Wade, and has sparked fear among women concerned their Facebook data could be used to confirm they sought out reproductive health care.
  • Meta was forced to admit they allowed some users up to “ten strikes” before banning them for selling guns or gun parts on its platforms
  • Meta was caught serving as a platform for terrorist organizations in a stunning report from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Under-Moderated, Unhinged and Ubiquitous: Al-Shabaab and the Islamic State Networks on Facebook.
  • Facebook is refusing to drop a “racist” attempt to silence a Kenyan whistleblower, in a suit stemming from labor abuses by a major content moderation subcontractor.
  • Meta has proven unable to stem disinformation and misleading content in critical upcoming elections, including in Kenya.

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