Color Of Change For Immediate Release: November 30, 2018 Media Contact: Kwame Belle, email@example.com | Michelle Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org Color Of Change Secures Key Concessions At Meeting with Sheryl Sandberg, Though Company Refuses to Turn Over Details of Definers Attacks on the Organization PALO ALTO – After years of delay in implementing changes that address […]
Color Of Change
For Immediate Release: April 24, 2019
NEW YORK – In response to the Federal Trade Commission’s fine on Facebook of up to $5 billion, Color Of Change’s Senior Campaign Director Brandi Collins-Dexter issued the following statement:
“For too long, Facebook has been able to avoid scrutiny, regulation, and accountability by skillfully deceiving the public and convincing officials that they are capable of self-regulation. The FTC’s decision to fine Facebook up to $5 billion is the result of years of advocates highlighting the company’s failures, while also pushing the FTC to exercise more of its authority.
We hope this news from the FTC signals a shift in urgency and severity of punishment that the regulatory agency will take against Facebook and other social media platforms that fail to put the rights and protections of users above profits.
In a healthy democracy, corporations should face consequences for violating the public trust. The FTC, and Congress, can and must take further action, especially to curtail discrimination on Facebook against Black users and users from marginalized communities. We call on Congress to create and fund a new Data Protection Agency to add capacity and urgency for oversight of technology companies.”
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As Zuckerberg Claims Commitment to “Focus on the Biggest Social Issues”, Color Of Change Vows to Hold Facebook Accountable on Unaddressed Issue of Civil Rights and Safety for Black Communities
Color Of Change For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Contact: Michelle Morris, email@example.com ; Kwame Belle, firstname.lastname@example.org NEW YORK — Today, as Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) announced its Q4 earnings, the company failed to adequately address demands from Color Of Change and other civil rights organizations, and continued to deliver paper-thin promises over action. […]