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EU politicians are drafting the final version of the legislation that could rein in Big Tech platforms -- and end their days of putting profit over all else.

But the Big Tech lobby is on a dangerous mission: they are pushing to include a provision in this legislation which would shield their companies from having to share crucial information that could save millions of people from Covid disinformation, hate speech, scams and more.

But we can stop this. 

These politicians care about their public image and our pressure can make sure they do the right thing. They are deciding on this provision as we speak -- Will you send a Tweet to key MEPs asking them to vote for the people not Big Tech billionaires?

 

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The harms of social media and Big tech are only known thanks to the herculean efforts of civil society and journalists, so now, they want to block us from accessing information that exposes their true colours -- claiming these are "trade secrets". This is absurd!

We can’t let these companies shape our laws. If we show Europe’s politicians that we -- the people -- are watching their every move, we can push them into acting for the interests of the public, not Big Tech profits. 

Will you help by sending a Tweet to MEPs to vote for the people not the billionaires?

 

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SumOfUs is one of the main organisations mobilizing its members to fight back against the threats Big Tech poses to this crucial bill, the Digital Services Act. We're immensely grateful for your every support in this fight. Our actions are being heard by EU politicians -- please let's keep fighting.

Thanks for all that you do,
Flora, Fran, Olivia and the team at SumOfUs


More information:

HOW FACEBOOK FAILS 90 PERCENT OF ITS USERS The Atlantic, 25 October, 2021 
 
 
 
Big Tech takes EU lobby spending to an all time high Corporate Europe Observatory, 31 August, 2021.
 
 
 
 

 

 


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