85 Human Rights Groups Ask Facebook Shareholders To Take Action

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A broad coalition of 85 human rights groups have asked Facebook shareholders to increase accountability at the social media giant.

Tageted shareholders include: Vanguard Group, Blackrock ,FMR LLC (Fidelity), State Street Corp, T Rowe Price, Capital World Investors, Northern Trust Corp, Invesco LTD, Geode CapitalManagement, LLC, Morgan Stanley, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, JP Morgan Chase & Co,Norges Bank, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Baillie Gifford & Co.

The letter urges the shareholders to pressure the company for a code of data ethics and more robust accountability mechanisms to address the stream of revelations about the company’s failures to protect user privacy and accomodation of hate speech.

Read the letter below.

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