The Disinfo Defense League Calls on Congress to Ensure New Privacy Legislation Safeguards Everyone's Online Civil Rights

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Advancing Justice - AAJC joins with coalition of groups calling for more protection from data brokers and data mining on social platforms

“We are deeply concerned by systemic problems posed by the complex set of digital tactics, extractive data practices, and manipulative designs that undermine confidence in our democracy, sow distrust among Americans in our public health institutions, disenfranchise voters, and chill engagement for our communities,” the groups write in the letter. “Extractive data practices contribute to the weaponization of online narratives that target our communities.”

DDL is a distributed national network of more than 230 grassroots community-based organizations that are building a collective defense against disinformation campaigns that deliberately target Black, Latinx, Asian American and other communities of color. Access Humboldt, Access Now, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC, Common Cause, Equality Labs, Free Press Action, Friends of the Earth, Kairos Action, MediaJustice, Muslim Advocates, New Georgia Project, ReFrame Action and United Church of Christ Media Justice Ministry signed Tuesday’s letter.