March 26 marks one year since the FTC reopened its investigation into Facebook.
It's time for the FTC to #EnforceTheOrder.


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Investigation Reopened

On March 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission announced it would reopen the investigation of Facebook's business practices.


The announcement follows numerous violations of the 2011 consent order, including the Cambridge Analytica breach.
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It's Not Just Cambridge Analytica...

There are also complaints about marketing to children, ignoring privacy settings, tracking users, gathering health data, and facial recognition.

What the Experts Are Saying

Many experts say Facebook violated the order — Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), former FTC Chair William Kovacic, former FTC CTO Ashkan Soltani, and Internet policy expert Tim Wu.
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Fines Are Not Enough

Fines are not enough - the FTC must require changes in business practices like reforming hiring practices, installing a director to represent users, and unwinding the WhatsApp and Instagram mergers.

Americans Want Stronger Privacy Safeguards

A recent Pew study found that 80% of social media users said they were concerned about advertisers and businesses accessing their data, and 64% said the government should do more to regulate social media companies.
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FTC Has Failed To Act

The FTC has not taken a single enforcement action against Facebook since the 2011 consent order.

The FTC Must Act Now

The FTC must act before the one-year anniversary of the announcement.
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We need to let the FTC to know enforcement matters!

This is how you can help:

Tweet about why FTC enforcement matters to you and include: #EnforceTheOrder @FTC @facebook

Tweet #EnforceTheOrder at the FTC Commissioners: @JoeSimonsFTC, @FTCPhillips, @chopraftc, @RKSlaughterFTC, Christine Wilson

Need some help with language? Feel free to use the Tweets below:

  1. Enforcing the 2011 consent order matters to me and the 87 million other @facebook users whose information was compromised after Cambridge Analytica. #privacy #EnforceTheOrder @FTC
  2. "The FTC is firmly and fully committed to using all of its tools to protect the privacy of consumers. Foremost among these tools is enforcement action against companies that fail to honor their privacy promises…" –FTC’s Tom Pahl. #EnforceTheOrder, @FTC!
  3. The clock is ticking @FTC! Enforce the 2011 Consent Order against @facebook! #privacy #EnforceTheOrder

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