Tell AT&T: Keep election disinformation OFF of DirecTV

AT&T CEO John T. Stankey

Last fall, tens of thousands of Common Cause members urged AT&T to stop giving OAN a platform it can use to spread dangerous election disinformation on a daily basis.

And our voices were heard – DirecTV (of which AT&T is a majority shareholder) agreed to drop OAN this spring.

Now, OAN is getting desperate. The network and its supporters are trying every tactic they can think of to keep OAN – and the harmful disinformation it peddles – alive, including smear tactics and even a LAWSUIT against DirecTV.

Another example: several Republican state attorneys general recently signed a letter to AT&T urging the company to renew its contract with OAN. The letter completely disregarded the appalling real-world violence that OAN’s election lies have fueled – like the January 6th insurrection and the ongoing wave of threats against local election officials.

And an OAN host even urged his viewers to dig up “dirt” on AT&T’s board chairman in an effort to ramp up pressure on the company.

We need to make sure AT&T doesn’t waver in the face of this intimidation. OAN is a danger to our democracy – and neither DirecTV nor any other company should profit from spreading this harmful content.

If you agree that AT&T must maintain its commitment to protecting our democracy by cutting all ties with One America News, add your name today.

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To: AT&T CEO John T. Stankey
From: [Your Name]

I urge AT&T to hold firm against pressure tactics led by One America News (OAN) and its supporters – and see its plan to drop OAN from DirecTV through.