Em Abril de 2010, o senador democrata Michael Bennet escreveu uma carta aberta a Mark Zuckerberg a propósito das práticas da rede social Facebook.

As preocupações focaram-se na mudança de política de privacidade e uso de dados pessoais dos utilizadores por outras empresas. A expansão do Facebook preocupava Bennet e os outros três signatários da missiva, por criar “novas preocupações para os utilizadores que querem manter controlo sobre a sua informação”.

Uma década depois, Bennett volta a escrever a Zuckerberg, desta vez preocupado com a potencial interferência nas próximas eleições das “fake news”, não acreditando que a plataforma social vá resolver o assunto.

Na carta mais recente, ele requer uma resposta até 1 de Abril às seguintes questões:
– What steps is Facebook taking to limit the virality of disinformation and hate speech?
– What has Facebook learned from its efforts to limit coordinated inauthentic behavior in the Brazilian and European Union elections? What new investments, policies, and other measures will Facebook adopt based on these cases?
– How does Facebook address disinformation spread by government officials or state-sponsored accounts, and does it adjust recommendation algorithms in these cases?
– How many content reviewers have you hired for different languages spoken by users?
– What steps has Facebook taken to improve its capacity to interpret non-English scripts to ensure its automated systems can detect content in violation of its community standards?
– Does Facebook have country-specific information about the average time content in violation of its community standards remained on the platform before its removal?
– Does Facebook conduct in-depth assessments, such as human rights audits, for the markets in which it operates? If so, how often does Facebook update these assessments?
– Beyond enforcing Facebook’s community standards, what steps does Facebook plan to take to protect vulnerable populations, such as journalists or ethnic, racial, and religious minorities, from threats or harassment on its platforms?