A collection of more than 40 human rights, internet rights, and public interest groups called on Congress to pass data privacy legislation and investigate Facebook in the wake of a whistleblower testifying before a Senate committee.
The groups launched HowToStopFacebook.org. The website uses the recent testimony of Frances Haugen as a springboard to urge members of Congress to “finally pass a real data privacy law for the United States.”
The website—which was created by groups including Fight for the Future, Accountable Tech, MediaJustice, Public Knowledge, the Center for Digital Democracy, and numerous others—has a petition for people to sign.
The petition tells lawmakers a federal data privacy law “is a clear step that you can take right now to stop Facebook from causing more harm, and to make all social media and the internet a better, safer place that enhances our democracy and where our rights are protected.”