By continuing you accept Avaaz's Privacy Policy which explains how your data can be used and how it is secured.
Got it
We use cookies to analyse how visitors use this website and to help us provide you the best possible experience. View our Cookie Policy.
OK

Zuckerberg: clean up Whatsapp!

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and WhatsApp CEO Chris Daniels, and government regulators:

The evidence is overwhelming that WhatsApp has become a weapon of mass democratic destruction. We demand, for the sake of the futures of your children and ours, that Facebook/WhatsApp immediately install disinformation protection for all WhatsApp users, and make encryption optional so that users can choose to assist efforts in monitoring disinformation. You must delete all fake and fraudulent accounts and correct fake news circulated on your platform. If you will not act, we call on regulators to do so.

Enter your email address:
Sorry, Avaaz petitions require javascript to be enabled in your browser. Please turn on javascript and try again. (Here are some instructions on how to turn on javascript)
By continuing you agree to receive Avaaz emails. Our Privacy Policy will protect your data and explains how it can be used. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Recent signers

Brazil just elected Jair Bolsonaro President, a man who praises torture, told a fellow congresswomen “I will not rape you because you don’t deserve it”, and threatens to kill 30,000 leftists.

How could this insanity happen when just weeks ago over 60% of Brazilians said they would NEVER vote for him?

Bolsonaro’s supporters and business allies used Facebook's WhatsApp to illegally spread vast quantities of fake news in Brazil, convincing tens of millions of voters that Bolsonaro's opponent distributed "gay kits to turn school kids gay", advocated incest and child sex, and rigged voting machines. Believing lies like that, often illegally delivered directly to their phones, many Brazilians chose what they thought was the “lesser” monster.

Mark Zuckerberg could have quickly cleaned up this act. He could have AT LEAST sent an apology to all the innocent citizens who received these mass lies telling them they were victims of illegal psychological and information warfare, and set the record straight.

Instead, he watched silently, and Facebook profited, as another democracy was hacked to death.

Now, with another Facebook Fascist rising to power, this is our moment to shame Facebook and Whatsapp into acting to inform citizens, families and communities when our accounts have been hacked by disinformation - sign the petition and Avaaz will blanket Silicon Valley with our message.
Posted: 28 October 2018

Tell Your Friends

Copy the link to this campaign to IM, Skype or post it: