Avaaz findings 1
Facebook Quotes
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Parler
100

Was misinformation on Facebook worse in 2016 or 2020? 

2020

100
"Election integrity is and will be an ongoing challenge. And I'm proud of the work that we have done here."

Mark Zuckerberg

100

10.1 billion

Estimated views of content from top-performing pages that repeatedly shared misinformation (that FB could have stopped people from seeing) 

100
One of the fastest-growing groups on Facebook, adding more than 300,000 members by the morning of November 5, 2020

Stop the Steal

100

Parley

What a post on Parler is called 

200

What has Facebook done for many of its emergency policies it adapted around the 2020 elections? 

Rolled them back

200

“64% of all extremist group joins are due to our

recommendation tools”.

Facebook researchers in 2016

200

What groups did Facebook allows to target swing state voters with false and misleading ads leading to more than 10 million impressions

SuperPACs

200

How decrease the number of people who believe misinformation by 50%

Retroactive corrections

200

Stopthesteal

Most popular hashtag on Parler

300
Avaaz team found hundreds of pages and groups that were repeatedly sharing disinformation to do these two things  

Polarize American society and break down turst in America's democratic institutions 

300

“an abiding sense of loyalty to the fringe online conspiracy movement known as QAnon is emerging as a common thread among scores of the men and women from around the country arrested for their participation in the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection”.

Court records 

300

Steve Bannon

Has content removed in mid-November 2020 after Avaaz reports he is using inauthentic behavior to amplify the "Stop the Steal" narrative 

300

125 million 

Fake accounts that Facebook still admits are active on the platform


300

realDonaldTrump

Most mentioned user on Twitter


400

The prediction for violent events such as the Capitol attack if Facebook doesn't change its policies

They will keep happening. 

400

the platform’s efforts “paid off in the 2020 election when you think about what we know today about thedifference between 2016 and 2020.”

Sheryl Sandberg (Chief Operating Officer) 

400

80 percent

How much Avaaz estimates that Facebook could reduce the spread of misinformation by detoxing its algorithms

400

100 million 

Voters who saw voter fraud content on Facebook designed to discredit the election

400

Who suspended Parler? 

Amazon Web Services

500

What percent of those charged in the Jan. 6 siege were NOT connected to extremist groups

55%

500

“ President Donald Trump’s campaign is using a snippet of video to show a moment when Joe Biden ostensibly stumbled when asked about court packing ... In reality, the full video shows that Biden gave a lengthy answer, and then Biden’s staff began moving members of the press to attend the next campaign event. ”

Politifact 

500

During the anti-racism protests, what actually surpassed the top US media pages in terms of engagement (reactions, comments, shares)

Top-performing pages that repeatedly shared misinformation 

500

Called Donald Trump and 25 others repeat misinformers "superspreaders" accounting for 28.6 percent of interactions people had overall with such content on Facebook

New York Times

500

6.19% 

Content generated by most active user on Parler (Patriots4US)

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