Tech companies can no longer turn a blind eye to right-wing operatives using their platforms to spread damaging misinformation.
We need to talk about tech.
This past weekend, a right-wing bot network spread the completely false rumor that the Odessa shooter had a Beto sticker on his car.
Tech companies can no longer turn a blind eye to right-wing operatives using their platforms to spread damaging misinformation. As president, Beto will push for more accountability for tech companies. Will you kick in and support our efforts to fight back today?
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Campaigns like ours are almost entirely powerless to stop misinformation like this from spreading.
Sure, we can send out corrections, but only a small fragment of the people exposed to the misinformation will ever see those.
More to the point, the responsibility for stopping misinformation can’t rest on the victims.
Without swift action from Twitter, Facebook, and Google — the companies who own the platforms that the right uses to spread misinformation — dangerous, harmful conspiracy theories will continue to propagate, unchecked.
It has to fall to the tech companies to police their own platforms and to stop the spread of misinformation before tens of thousands of people are exposed to malicious conspiracy theories.
But, if tech companies won’t do it on their own, President Beto O’Rourke will make them do it. You can join our efforts to hold tech accountable by contributing $3 to our campaign today.
And remember — don’t believe everything you read on the internet.