Democratic senators on Monday urged Facebook to take action against anti-Muslim bigotry spreading on its platform. The letter sent to Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot Zuckerberg3 ways to increase social media platforms’ transparency Hillicon Valley: Microsoft warns Russian, North Korean hackers targeting groups researching COVID-19 vaccines | Parler’s post-election popularity sparks misinformation concerns | Administration grants 15-day extension on TikTok divestiture deadline Zuckerberg defends decision to not suspend Bannon after Twitter move: report MORE followed a recently released report by a Muslim advocacy group that concluded the social media giant enables global anti-Muslim hate and violence. Sen. Chris CoonsChris Andrew CoonsWe need a (common) ‘sense of the Senate’ resolution on transition planning GOP senators say Warren nomination would divide Republicans Senate majority battle snags Biden Cabinet hopefuls MORE (D-Del.) led 14 Democratic colleagues in calling for the company to “do more” to mitigate the spread of anti-Muslim abuse on the platform. ADVERTISEMENT“We recognize that Facebook has announced efforts to address its role in the distribution of anti-Muslim content in some of these areas,” the senators wrote.“Nevertheless, it is not clear that the company is meaningfully better positioned to prevent further human rights abuses and violence against Muslim minorities today,” they added. The letter was supported… Read full this story
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