Facebook, a platform increasingly used to document human rights abuses, has censored human rights documentation, including content that depicts police violence.
This includes but is not limited to: the deactivation of Korryn Gaines’ account, the removal of iconic war photographs, reports of suppression of indigenous resistance, continued reports of Black activists’ content being removed, and the disabling of Palestinian journalists’ accounts following Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister.
A number of organizations (see below) have joined together for this petition and written a letter urging Facebook to end this practice and create rules that protect users from censorship of protected speech.
A larger coalition of 77 organizations has signed onto a public sign-on letter to Facebook, as well. You can find that letter here.