Facebook will release an early report on an audit of civil rights on its platform by the end of the year, according to an advocacy organization that demanded the move in a meeting with COO Sheryl Sandberg Thursday.
The bigger picture: The social network hasn’t yet fulfilled any of the other requests made by the group, called Color Of Change, which has asked Facebook to:
- fire its top policy executive, a former Republican staffer
- release data on voter suppression attempts on Facebook products
- release opposition research that a right-leaning consulting firm produced trying to link the civil rights group to liberal billionaire George Soros