Earlier this week, Azzad helped draft letters to Alphabet, Facebook and Twitter calling on their boards to take all necessary steps to address their role in enabling and facilitating violence at the U.S. Capitol and at state houses across the country in the run-up to inauguration day.
Boards bear responsibility for ensuring that the enormous risks to both the business and to the public interest are mitigated. Content must be flagged and promotional algorithms that spread misinformation and hate speech must be disabled. As investors in the technology sector, we have a responsibility to ensure the companies we hold address the corrosive effect that incitement to political violence has on our society. Not only is it a risk to our capital, it is a risk to the Republic whose freedoms we hold dear.
Here are the final letters sent to the companies yesterday: https://bitly.com/39vhPRr