Tell Mark Zuckerberg to Testify Under Oath
The scandal at Cambridge Analytica has exposed how our personal information is being collected and sold to third parties, which exploit our “likes” for political gain.1 Millions of people are asking themselves and leaders in Washington the same question: What are we going to do about Facebook?
First, we need answers. Starting at the top. It’s time for Mark Zuckerberg to testify under oath.
Facebook is trying to paper over this crisis with PR spin and vague promises of being “open” to testify, but we’re well beyond that. We need Zuckerberg to provide answers before Congress.
These platforms have enabled a generation of people of color and others within marginalized communities to transcend systemic bias and barriers — to determine their own destinies.
Depending on Facebook and other platforms shouldn’t mean by definition that you’re subject to surveillance and manipulation. We demand that Facebook protect our privacy.
It’s time for Mark Zuckerberg to show up in Washington with complete transparency and begin a long-overdue conversation on how internet platforms profit from our personal information. We need to hold Zuckerberg accountable for Facebook’s failure to safeguard our digital lives.
We deserve answers. Tell Mark Zuckerberg to come clean before Congress.
1. “The Cambridge Analytica Files: ‘I Made Steve Bannon’s Psychological Warfare Tool’: Meet the Data War Whistleblower,” The Guardian, March 17, 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/17/data-war-whistleblower-christopher-wylie-faceook-nix-bannon-trump