Activists face off with Facebook

Posted: May 18, 2010 in Activism, Facebook, organizers, privacy concerns

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BTC – Over the weekend discussions continued about ways to create punitive damage to Facecrook for selling private details of users lives.  Organizers are starting to draw lines in the sand against Facebook for blowing the public trusts, colluding with US intelligence agencies, and selling anything given them to the highest bidder.

Facebook is begging to be stopped.


On May 31st 2010, organizers “mmilan” and Joseph Dee are quitting Facebook, but they are certainly not alone.  They are organizers for Quit Facebook Day – an online group looking to steer their friends, or to create portability, to more private social networking sites which didn’t take the extreme licenses Facebook has even in the recent past.

Other California organizers are gathering their ranks and becoming informed.   Facebook attracts a lot of people in the see and be seen crowds.  Many young people complain they are non-entitys without social networks.  This is why it is standout to see a Facebook protest cropping up where the bonfire of vanities burn in Los Angeles County. One personality by the name of Alana Joy and another USC student, Christina Gangnier are gathering to resist Facebook in the only ways they know how – by posting and organizing a protest on Facebook and then promoting it using social media.

Other privacy advocates closer to Facebook’s epicenter in Northern California are collecting their thoughts and proceeding with caution.  So far, many objections and concerns were shared at the local Privacy Camps and Web 2.0 workshops, dialogue is ongoing.  One plan is to use Facebook’s extreme example to propell an upgrade for privacy laws which pre-date the Internet.

SEE ALSO: EFF’s Social Networking Bill of Rights

While local and national US concerns are based on privacy and unsolicited surveillance by federal intelligence agencies, Facebook has become a world wide tool for activists today.  The following video shows Egypt’s government grows concerned about the Internet and use of social media by organizers.

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