Demand Accountability for Cambridge Analytica Online Data Theft

ACTION:  Urge our Attorney General and Senators to act swiftly on the misuse of Americans’ Facebook data.

Last week the New York Times reported that Cambridge Analytica, a political firm working for the Trump campaign, used Americans’ Facebook data to benefit the Trump campaign.  Facebook data was “harvested through a personality quiz app and passed along to the political data firm Cambridge Analytica” (from the New York Times).

This is indefensible.  We need action NOW to challenge the misuse of Americans’ personal data.  We’re asking you to call Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and our U.S. Senators to demand swift action to investigate and to hold Facebook and Cambridge Analytica accountable.  

Please log your calls here: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621 / 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441 / 206-220-6400

Attorney General Bob Ferguson:  360-753-6200

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Hello, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent calling from [CITY, ZIP].  Today I am calling both of my U.S. Senators AND the Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, to ask you to immediately investigate the misuse of online personal data by Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Residents of Washington State deserve to have our personal information and online privacy safeguarded from misuse and theft by social media and online companies.  Thank you.

Background:  
“Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: What You Need to Know as Fallout Widens,” The New York Times -
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/technology/facebook-cambridge-analytica-explained.html

“Facebook’s rules for accessing user data lured more than just Cambridge Analytica,” The Washington Post -
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/facebooks-rules-for-accessing-user-data-lured-more-than-just-cambridge-analytica/2018/03/19/31f6979c-658e-43d6-a71f-afdd8bf1308b_story.html


DON’T FORGET

SATURDAY: March For Our Lives Seattle, March 24, 10am, Cal Anderson Park, Seattle https://www.gofundme.com/march-for-our-lives-seattle

NEXT WEEK: Two town halls with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.

West Seattle Town Hall, March 27th 2018, 6 PM (The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136)

Edmonds Town Hall, March 29th, 5:30 PM (Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020)

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