Boycott Facebook: launch a campaign to divide the company

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A group of organizations linked to human rights in the United States launched the campaign “Freedom of Facebook”, in which they demand the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) to divide the company commanded by Mark Zuckerberg into four independent companies.

Facebook, one of the most important firms in the world, has been going through a tidal wave since the complaints about selling data from its users. The scandal grew to such an extent that Zuckerberg had to give answers to the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States.
Freedom from Facebook encourages citizens to sign a petition.

Perhaps taking advantage of this moment of weakness, the new movement proposes that it is time to “recover” the power of Facebook.

“Facebook has too much power over our lives and our democracy, it’s time we reclaim that power,” is the slogan of Freedom For Facebook, which launched a petition to the FTC with three key slogans.

1. Divide Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger in independent companies, separate from Facebook.

2. Allow users of rival social networks to communicate with each other.

3. Implement strong privacy rules.

The motives

“Facebook unilaterally decides the news that billions of people around the world see every day, buy or bankrupt potential competitors to protect their monopoly, killing innovation and choice. that we go on the web and, through our phones, even where we go in the real world, “the grouping details.

“Use this intimate information to discover how to join us and our children to their services, and then, Facebook offers us everything about its true customers: practically anyone willing to pay for the ability to convince us to buy, do or believe in something” , he adds.

“And he’s spending millions on lobbyists, academics and groups of experts to make sure no one gets in his way, that’s enough,” he warns.

“The five members of the Federal Trade Commission, which is the part of our government charged with overseeing Facebook, can make Facebook safe for our democracy by dividing it, giving us the freedom to communicate through networks and protect our privacy. “, says the text published on the web.

“Together, we will make sure they do it,” he concludes.

According to Axios, the petition will be accompanied by a digital advertising campaign aimed at Facebook and Instagram users with simple messages such as: “Facebook continues to violate your privacy.” Dividilo “and” Mark Zuckerberg has a terrifying amount of power. Ads will also run on platforms that do not belong to Facebook, such as Twitter.