Facebook allowed the private data of 50 million of its users to be mined and used without consent by Cambridge Analytica, advisers to Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign.
Facebook has thus far disclaimed any responsibility. They claim that an app owned by Cambridge Analytica breached Facebook's Terms of Service.
This is bullshit. We need to let Facebook's leaders know that they must fix this breach of trust. But how?
Facebook makes money with our data. A concerted campaign by individuals to deprive them of that data, even if it’s only for a day or a week or a month, will be noticed.
Here are some easy, immediate steps you can take:
Why This Approach?
Why Not Delete My Account? It’s unlikely that we can persuade many people to delete their accounts entirely — and anyway that would be like cutting off your nose to spite your Facebook. It’s your data, your social graph. But, by all means, go ahead and delete your account if you feel that would be more effective.
Contributions and complaints are entirely welcome.
I’m an Angular web developer based in Austin, Texas. Most days you can find at my desk at Flightpath Coffeehouse. Look for the old guy on the patio near the bike rack. Not in Austin? Contact me at chris[at]nowzoo.com or @chriscarson on Twitter.