Facebook Ads Invite the Public to Watch the Hearing on FFF’s Facebook Page and Tell Sandberg, Congress, and the FTC Why Facebook’s Monopoly Needs to be Broken Up
Ahead of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s testimony in front of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Freedom From Facebook will be launching new Facebook ads today that will run through Wednesday.
The ads invite users to watch the hearing live on FFF’s Facebook page and discuss in real-time why Congress and the Federal Trade Commission need to break up Facebook and impose strong privacy rules.
Despite being the architect of the company’s controversial business model, the “Lean In” author is nowhere to be found when it comes to protecting users privacy and owning up to Facebook’s multitude of issues – including data breaches, fake news, election interference, and more.
Since Sandberg is clearly unable to clean up the messes she’s helped create with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Freedom From Facebook is calling on the FTC and Congress to take action.
“The problem with Facebook is Facebook. Zuckerberg and Sandberg have built a business model dependent on abusing user privacy – and they will continue to prioritize their bottom line and maximize profits by any means necessary. The FTC must restructure the company by spinning off WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, and impose strong privacy rules on the platform.” – Sarah Miller, Freedom From Facebook Spokesperson.
Freedom From Facebook, a diverse group of organizations sharing deep concerns about Facebook’s extraordinary power over our lives and democracy, is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to use its broad authority to break up Facebook’s monopoly and re-establish competition in the social networking space by spinning off WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger into independent businesses. Freedom From Facebook also calls on the FTC to develop interoperability standards, so users will have the freedom to communicate between competing social networks, as well as implement strong privacy rules to give users more control over the collection and utilization of personal information.