Join the Twitter storm on FCC privacy rules tomorrow

If you want to get someone’s attention … Twitter! I wanted to share the following for two reasons. First, I figured readers might have an interest. Second, I like the idea of Tweeting as a vehicle for civic engagement. It’s free and public (therefore transparent). Ok the bonus reason is it’s a reason to remind folks that we are also collecting Tweets to tell Minnesota Legislators that we think #MNBroabdand is important. March 15 is the Broadband Day on the Hill. That would be a great day to send a Tweet (with #MNBroadband).

#SaveBroadbandPrivacy Twitterstorm

  • Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
  • 1-2PM EST

We want to demonstrate broad grassroots and advocacy support for saving the FCC Broadband Privacy rule through a robust presence on Twitter.  March 2nd reflects the date that the data security component of the rule was set to go into effect, but has been delayed by Chairman Pai. This offers us an opportunity to call out his weak stance on consumer protections and pivot towards saving the rule in totality by defending against his position in the commission, as well as against the threats from Members of Congress.

A “Twitterstorm” is a concentrated period of time during which we all tweet using the unified hashtag (#SaveBroadbandPrivacy) in order to generate greater social reach online, and to drive people to submit comments to the FCC and to contact their Members of Congress.

Please spread the word to your colleagues, members and networks and encourage everyone to tweet in support of saving the Broadband Privacy Rule!

Hashtag: #SaveBroadbandPrivacy

Targets:

·FCC:  @FCC @AjitPaiFCC

·MoC: @JeffFlake @SenJohnThune, @SenateMajLdr, @lisamurkowski, @SenatorCollins, @SenSasse, @JerryMoran, @SenCoryGardner, @CoryGardner, SenJohnMcCain, @RandPaul

Sample Posts:

FCC

#MyDataMyChoice. My ISP should ask for my permission to sell information about what I do online. @FCC #SaveBroadbandPrivacy http://bit.ly/2lewqan

Your internet provider tracks & sells info about the websites you visit without your permission! Tell @FCC to #SaveBroadbandPrivacy http://bit.ly/2lewqan

#YouSurfTheySell. Stop your internet provider from profiting off of your online activities. Tell the @FCC to #SaveBroadbandPrivacy http://bit.ly/2lewqan

Whose data is it? It’s yours! Tell @FCC to #SaveBroadbandPrivacy http://bit.ly/2lewqan

#MyDataMyChoice. @AjitPaiFCC let me choose how I share my personal info! #SaveBroadbandPrivacy

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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