WEDNESDAY 03/21/18

FEDERAL:

Facebook Hearings:

We now have even more details about Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data to influence both the 2014 and 2016 elections. Cambridge Analytica was permitted by Facebook to access the personal data of over 50 million users. While Facebook did allow this access, it is clearly a breach of our personal data, one that makes it much more difficult to trust Facebook. In addition, a whistleblower is alleging that Steve Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook’s data.

Note: We have a special script for Tillis below, but you can call him on both if you want.

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent from ______________ and I am calling to urge Sen./Rep. ____________ to demand that Facebook be held accountable for the massive data breach that allowed Cambridge Analytica to access personal data belonging to over 50 million Facebook users, often without their permission. Whether or not this data breach affected the outcome of the election--and that is distinctly possible--this is a clear violation of the trust that users placed in Facebook. Both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica need to be held accountable for their intrusive practices. In particular, I’d like to see Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg be compelled to testify before Congress. Thank you for taking my call.

Senator Richard Burr

Washington, DC: (202) 224-3154

Winston-Salem: (336) 631-5125

 

Senator Thom Tillis

Washington, DC: (202) 224-6342 

High Point: (336) 885-0685

 

HOUSE:

Rep. Virginia Foxx

Clemmons, NC (336) 778-0211

Washington, DC (202) 225-2071

 

Rep. Ted Budd

Advance, NC (336) 998-1313

Washington, DC (202-225-4531

 

Rep. Mark Walker

Greensboro, NC (336) 333-5005

Washington, DC (202) 225-3065

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Answers from Tillis on Cambridge Analytica:

Senator Tillis has been more directly implicated in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. His campaign may have been the beneficiary of data obtained by Cambridge Analytica during the 2014 election. As you will no doubt recall, Tillis had a closely contested election with Kay Hagan in one of the most expensive Senate elections in US history. WRAL is reporting that North Carolina voters were among the first in the U.S. to be targeted by Cambridge Analytica, which boasted that its "psychographic data" could be used to build personality profiles of voters and target individualized political ads at them to influence their behavior. WRAL is also reporting that Tillis’s campaigned paid CA $30,000 and that the North Carolina Republican Party paid it another $150,000. So far, Tillis has dodged questions about his use of CA data and even bolted from the Senate floor to avoid reporters. Let’s demand some answers.

Background:
http://www.wral.com/tillis-may-have-benefited-from-facebook-data-breach/17427902/

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent calling from _________________ to demand answers from Senator Tillis about his use of data from Cambridge Analytica. Why did Senator Tillis pay $30,000 to Cambridge Analytica in 2014? Was he aware that Cambridge Analytica was using the private personal data of social media to create targeted advertisements? Does Senator Tillis think it is appropriate that Cambridge Analytica was using information in this way?

 

Senator Thom Tillis

Washington, DC: (202) 224-6342 

High Point: (336) 885-0685

 

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EVENT:

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES - WINSTON-SALEM

Forsyth County youth and their supporters will join the collective voices of the national March for Our Lives event on Saturday, March 24 in Corpening Plaza in downtown Winston-Salem from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1848342085200633/