The Faceblock campaign calls all of them users του Facebook να σταματήσουν να χρησιμοποιούν την platform για μια ημέρα προκειμένου να διαμαρτυρηθούν στη συμμετοχή της εταιρείας στο σκάνδαλο Cambridge Analytica.
Faceblock is scheduled to coincide with the appearance of Mark Zuckerberg in the US Congress on Wednesday, where Facebook's CEO will have to give explanations on privacy issues.
"We wanted to organize an immediate action where people could say they love Facebook but want to see it improved. Not using the platform for a day is an easy thing to do, but it will send a strong message. ”
“Επιλέξαμε την ημέρα, καθώς θέλουμε να δείξουμε στον Zuckerberg και την αμερικανική κυβέρνηση ότι θέλουμε αλλαγές. Είναι ευθύνη του Facebook να διαχειρίζεται την πλατφόρμα του, αλλά είναι επίσης και ευθύνη των κυβερνήσεων να διασφαλίσουν ότι οι Companies προστατεύουν τα δεδομένα και θα πρέπει να ρυθμίζουν τα μονοπώλια”.
Others said they thought they would completely delete their Facebook account, but Ullman said that this would not be feasible for everyone and that many still consider Facebook and its other platforms to be useful.
"Not everyone has the privilege to do that. Facebook has created a monopoly and in some countries the only entry point to the medianetwork it's through Facebook. It is often the only source of news in some places.”
"Facebook has also become a platform for organizing communities, so why should these people suffer because of a bad company policy? Why should they give up their involvement in the community in order to take a stand against a company that is not properly regulated, that has bad policies and that has lost the trust of its members?
Zuckerberg, who founded Facebook in 2004, will testify before the Energy and Commerce Committee, which will examine "the use and protection of user data” of Facebook. He has also agreed to testify before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees next Tuesday.