Tech Transparency Project Launches Facebook “Broken Promises” Website
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2022
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group that runs the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), launched its “Broken Promises” website, an interactive database compiling more than three years of Facebook content violations and the cookie-cutter responses repeatedly trotted out by company executives. TTP’s database breaks down 415 violations into 16 different categories—ranging from Firearms to Hate Speech to Violence and Incitement—allowing journalists, regulators, and concerned citizens to see exactly where and who Facebook is failing the most with its unending broken promises.
Campaign for Accountability Executive Director Michelle Kuppersmith said, “Facebook’s failures have been far too visible for its executives to simply sweep under the rug, so they’ve resorted to making vague promises of future improvements to kick the scrutiny can down the road. Facebook has vast financial resources, and it’s had plenty of time to address these issues. We’ve long held that if Facebook is unable or unwilling to clean up its platform, it’s time for regulators to step in. It’s become increasingly clear that we’ve arrived at that point: When a company spends years hosting known harmful content, regulators have no choice but intervene.”
Campaign for Accountability is a nonpartisan, nonprofit watchdog organization that uses research, litigation, and aggressive communications to expose misconduct and malfeasance in public life and hold those who act at the expense of the public good accountable for their actions.