Update: 570k+ people call on Facebook to stop censoring activists

This article originally published on Daily Kos. Last August, Baltimore County police killed Korryn Gaines and injured her 5-year-old son. Korryn was broadcasting videos of the police standoff on her Facebook account, but police ordered that Facebook deactivate her account — and Facebook did. That set a dangerous precedent, and meant that the public never Read more


Jan 2017 letter to Facebook regarding censorship policies

Response letter to Facebook from coalition representing 77 social and racial justice organizations, including Center for Media Justice, that urges changes to Facebook’s censorship policies and practices.


Encryption Letter to President Obama

October 2016 letter to President Obama urging him to respond to a petition asking him to publicly affirm his support for strong encryption. The petition used the “We the People” platform and garnered more than 100,000 signatures in fewer than 30 days.


Resource Guide: Shot on Camera, Documenting the Police

On September 22, the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) hosted a Media Justice Salon, SHOT ON CAMERA: Documenting the Police. While the police are being equipped with body- worn cameras to record the public, the public’s right to record the police is being contested. During the Salon, Nicole Carty from SumOfUs, Priscila Neru from Witness, Read more


Facebook Censorship Letter

The letter is a list of demands to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg regarding concerns over Facebook’s use of censorship in compliance with law enforcement and other government agencies. The letter was signed by 77 organizations and individuals.


The Relentless “Eye”

The Relentless “Eye” – Local Surveillance: Its impact on human rights and its relationship to National and International surveillance A package of statements from some of the grassroots (and national) organizations struggling against local police surveillance abuses, including May First/People Link, MAG-Net, Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, Media Alliance, Generation Justice, Media Mobilizing Project, Champaign-Urbana Indymedia Read more