Joe Biden’s campaign sent a letter to Facebook pressing the company to remove posts from President Trump and accused the social media platform of spreading “disinformation,” according to a report on Tuesday.
The campaign of the former vice president wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg urging him to stand by a commitment he made earlier this month to act on his “responsibility to protect our democracy” by “clearing up how this election will work” and to fight to end “misinformation,” Axios reported, citing a copy of the letter sent Monday.
Team Biden claimed that the same day Zuckerberg made those comments, Trump went on the site “to spread falsehoods about mail voting, and Facebook took no meaningful action.”
“Three weeks have now passed. Rather than seeing progress, we have seen regression. Facebook’s continued promise of future action is serving as nothing more than an excuse for inaction,” the missive signed by campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon continued.
As thousands of Americans begin voting in the November election, “your platform is the nation’s foremost propagator of disinformation about the voting process.”
It noted that Trump on Facebook has encouraged people who have already voted by mail go to their polling station to confirm their vote was counted and if not, to try to cast another vote, and has sown doubt on the integrity of mail-in ballots.
“By now Mr. Trump clearly understands that Facebook will not hold him to their clearly stated policies,” the letter says.
“As you say, ‘voting is voice.’ Facebook has committed to not allow that voice to be drowned out by a storm of disinformation, but has failed at every opportunity to follow through on that commitment,” it continues.
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