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Activists erected 100 cardboard Mark Zuckerbergs on the Capitol Hill lawn


WASHINGTON (Circa) -- Activists from an organization known as Avaaz placed 100 cardboard cutouts of Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg outside the U.S. Capitol in response to Zuckerberg's hearing in front of members of Congress.

The organization says they want to call attention to fake news, fake accounts and disinformation that spreads through the social network. They've also called for Facebook to "submit to an independent audit" of their site.

In a letter posted on their site, Avaaz organizers say "enough is enough." They believe Facebook needs to "tell the truth" about fake news that has spread on their platform, ban bots that help start fake accounts, tell users about each time they've been exposed to fake content and fund fact checkers.

The letter from the organization has already been signed by over 950,000 people from countries all over the world - some of which have upcoming elections including Brazil, Mexico, Ireland and the United States.

"Crucial elections are just months away," the website says in their letter. Their hope is that negative influences via social media are avoided.

Avaaz's plea to Facebook has also been shared on Facebook over 100,000 times, 15,000 times on Twitter and 18,000 times via email.

This comes as Zuckerberg testifies to joint Senate committees in Washington, D.C. about Facebook's breach of privacy for its users. Zuckerberg apologized for his company's actions and hopes that his site allows "everyone to have a voice" in a safe environment.

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