Statement from global civil society on the impact of Facebook, Google and Twitter: Concern for democracy and human rights must not end at the US’s borders

  • Engage experts and civil society at the local level, without stipulating non-disclosure agreements, in building transparent and coherent content moderation and recommendation decisions aligned with human rights frameworks, and enforce these guidelines consistently in the local context.
  • Significantly scale up content moderation teams at the local level staffed by human experts in safe conditions with localised knowledge, including fluency in the language of the country and understanding of the political context. These teams must be further scaled up in times of elections, social movements or conflict and given the resources necessary to address local risks.
  • Work with third-party fact checkers with local contextual knowledge to provide corrections to all users who have seen or interacted with verifiably false or misleading information.

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