More than 30 House Democrats including Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York have signed a letter asking Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg to address hate speech targeting women — particularly for women candidates and political leaders.
Facebook must do better to protect women in politics, who face a barrage of sexism, hate and harassment on the platform, members of the Democratic Women Caucus including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote to the social network Thursday.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) will lead a letter to Facebook asking chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg to take concrete steps to enforce the company's policies against hate speech.
A poll to be released Thursday, August 6 at a forum on hate speech and misogyny on social media being hosted by the Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics, found that Americans are growing more aware and sophisticated about the prevalence and source of the toxicity they scroll through every day.
As a partisan fight over the White House coronavirus task force continues to play out in Washington, an altered video that makes it look like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is drunk has gone viral on Facebook.