While social media platforms offer valuable spaces to connect, they also hold immense power over the information we see online.
By using algorithms and human moderators, both of whom are prone to mistakes and bias, they are removing large amounts of content in error, silencing millions of people. This impacts women, LGBTQI people and minorities in particular, who are already often denied a voice in society.
Censorship by social media platforms reduces dialogue, shrinks public knowledge for everyone and prevents us all from holding those in power to account.
We are speaking up for the missing voices by asking platforms for more transparency and the right to appeal decisions that stifle the right to freedom of expression.