Social justice and civil rights groups urge consumers to join an international boycott on November 10 to protest Facebook's failure to address the destructive role it plays in American life, from the deadly pandemic of COVID until the attack on the Capitol.
Kairos, which organizes the boycott, calls it that The Facebook Logout, said the racial justice group exclusively at USA TODAY.
«People make this platform powerful and without users, there is no Facebook", Said in an interview the Mariana Ruiz Firmat, Executive Director of Kairos.
The boycott website says: “We're really done with Facebook. This is how we disconnect“. Encourages other users to make the commitment.
One of the demands of the boycott is its removal Mark Zuckerberg by Managing Director.
The consumer boycott comes as criticism and thoughts of other boycotts intensify.
Facebook is trying to defend itself after the publication of a survey of it Wall Street Journal, who presented internal documents to show that the company was aware of the damage it was causing, including the mental health of teenage girls on Instagram.
Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president for global affairs, condemned the Journal's investigation, dismissing allegations that Facebook executives repeatedly ignored warnings about the harmful effects of its products and policies.
Other demands include a review of content surveillance policies, data privacy policies and a strategy to combat misinformation.which does not give priority to the essence of Facebook».
"These are just the tip of the iceberg, the beginning of a long struggle to ensure that all platforms are a safe place for our communities to come together and organize", Said Firmat.
The groups participating in the international boycott include the Action Center on Race and the Economy, Accountable Tech, Daily Kos, Free Press, Media Justice, MoveOn and UltraViolet. Together they reach 3,1 million people.
The aim of the campaign is to show consumers that they have the power to pressure even large companies and vigorously claim their rights.