HRC Calls on Twitter, Facebook to Take Down Baldly False Anti-Trans Ads

by HRC staff

Post submitted by Lucas Acosta (he/him), former Deputy Director of Communications, Politics

The ads blatantly lie about the Equality Act and target the transgender community.

Earlier today, the American Principles Project announced a digital ad buy in Michigan and potentially other states with a series of three ads blatantly lying about the Equality Act and targeting the transgender community. In response, HRC President Alphonso David issued the following statement:

“APP tried this in 2019 in Kentucky and their bigoted gambit wildly failed. Now they are doubling down on their outdated playbook spending millions on a misleading ad, in a state where not even the Trump campaign is on the airwaves.

“The ads blatantly lie about what the Equality Act does and misrepresent the transgender community. Facebook and all social media platforms must take down these deceitful ads or label them for the misinformation they are. The Human Rights Campaign has already contacted Twitter to remove the tweet that contains the ads, and is reaching out to additional social media platforms with the same message.

“APP wants a future where LGBTQ people can be fired, denied housing, refused business services or health care solely because of who they are. But they know full well that they're on the wrong side of this issue and the wrong side of our future.”

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