Coalition of nonprofits launch "How to Stop Facebook" campaign

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A coalition of nonprofits debuted, a fresh push to encourage greater government regulation of the social networking giant aimed at forcing the company to change its business model. The campaign hopes to take the outrage expressed by legislators over the revelations of whistleblower Frances Haugen and translate it into action. The campaign is pushing for two goals: a Congressional investigation with subpoena power into harms caused by Facebook and a strong federal data privacy law that makes it illegal for companies like Facebook and YouTube to collect the vast amounts of data they use to personalize recommendations. The more than 30 groups involved include Accountable Tech, Article 19, Center for Digital Democracy, Fairplay, Global Voices, Media Justice, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Presente, Public Knowledge, United We Dream, Ranking Digital Rights, SumOfUs, Win Without War, and the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center. The groups aren't being subtle about their goal. The campaign page calls for a law "strong enough to end Facebook’s current business model."

Groups launch "How to Stop Facebook" effort