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Ask state AGs to investigate Facebook & Cambridge Analytica’s political targeting

March 19, 2018

The Call –#CambridgeAnalytica #Facebook Recent revelations have shed light on the extensive use of Facebook user information by the Trump campaign, working with Cambridge Analytica. At a minimum, Facebook was negligent in preventing the theft and misuse of the personal data of more than 50 million Americans. Cambridge Analytica worked with a Russia-connected professor to gather the Facebook data under false pretenses and use it to create psychological profiles of voters to target with political messages. Cambridge Analytica also held meetings with a Kremlin-connected Russian company about targeting information to voters. At best, this demonstrates an extremely negligent policing of the use of private information by Facebook, and suggests a direct link to the use of the Facebook information by Russia in their meddling in the 2016 election. Facebook information of people throughout the United States was clearly misappropriated and misused. The Massachusetts state Attorney General has announced she will investigate Facebook and Cambridge Analytica’s violation of Facebook users privacy and the misuse of their information. Every state Attorney General should protect the citizens of their states by investigating Facebook and Cambridge Analytica’s violations of their privacy. Your Action Call your state Attorney General and tell him/her to investigate Facebook and Cambridge Analytica for violating the privacy of Facebook users in [your State] and using Facebook data to target us via propaganda. Talking Points

  • This is [NAME] and I live in [CITY].

  • I am shocked by the reports that Facebook allowed the violation of users’ privacy and misuse of their data by Cambridge Analytica during Trump’s campaign.

  • And the reported ties of Cambridge Analytica to a Russian professor and Russian company are incredibly disturbing.

  • I want AG [____ ] to protect the citizens of [your state] by investigating Facebook and Cambridge Analytica for violating our privacy and misusing our personal data.

The Loyal Opposition

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