This is important. Facebook is not trivial. That a tool we all use to keep connected with our friends and loved ones is also used as a tool to implement and expand the range of ways in which women are oppressed by men in unacceptable on both a practical and a philosophical level. Please participate in this campaign: http://www.womenactionmedia.org/facebookaction/
#VAW #DestroytheJoint #FBrape
UPDATE: FACEBOOK AGREES TO MAKE CHANGES!
From the official WAM statement:
Last Tuesday, Women, Action & the Media, the Everyday Sexism Project and author/activist Soraya Chemaly launched a campaign to call on Facebook to take concrete, effective action to end gender-based hate speech on its site. Since then, participants sent over 60,000 tweets and 5000 emails, and our coalition has grown to over 100 women’s movement and social justice organizations.
Today, we are pleased to announce that Facebook has responded with a important commitment to refine its approach to hate speech. Facebook has admirably done more than most other companies to address this topic in regards to content policy. In a statement released today, Facebook addressed our concerns and committed to evaluating and updating its policies, guidelines and practices relating to hate speech, improving training for its content moderators and increasing accountability for creators of misogynist content.
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