Social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram have become the beacons of the civil rights movement in the modern era across the world. From stopping wars to creating awareness about civil rights, a lot is happening in the social media space, and hiring an expert to weld human rights ethics with technology seems to be the most intelligent step. Last week, Facebook announced that Roy L. Austin, Jr., will join Facebook to establish the company’s new civil rights organization. Roy Austin is a nationally renowned civil rights attorney and advocate. The decision to hire a Civil Rights executive spells an incredibly important moment for Facebook and for the tech industry.