You might have seen it. The Internet is rising up against mass spying. We’re calling it TheDayWeFightBack.
Coordinating this day of action has been a massive team effort, but we are some of the organizers who put this together, Ask Us Anything.
David Segal, co-founder of Demand Progress with Aaron Swartz = u/davidadamsegal
Katherine Maher, Access, Director of Strategy and Engagement, = u/krmaher
Evan Greer, Fight for the Future, Campaign Manager = u/fightforthefuture
Berin Szoka, TechFreedom, President = u/BerinSzoka
Sean Finnerty, Restore the Fourth, Operations Manager = u/Seanfromqueens
Michelle, ACLU, = u/richardson_mich
Julie Borowski, FreedomWorks, Policy Analyst = u/JulieBorowski
Matt Simons, ThoughtWorks, Director of Social and Economic Justice, =u/mtsimons
Steve Anderson, Open Media, = u/steve-media
Arvin Vohra, Libertarian Party, = u/ArvinVohra
Danny O'Brien EFF, International Directior, = /u/dannyEFF
Thousands of websites, tens of thousands of users are standing up for the digital rights and demanding an end to broad suspicion-less surveillance. We are asking people to call Congress, send emails, change avatars, Tweet, whatever you can think of to participate.
For more on the February 11th day of action visit: https://TheDayWeFightBack.org/
Dedicated subreddit here
Press release here
More Information: Two years ago, reddit and its users joined in fighting back against dangerous Internet censorship legislation during the SOPA protests. You blacked out your websites and started hundreds of creative campaigns to defeat a piece of legislation that threatened freedom on the Internet.
In the last 6 months we’ve seen that government agencies, namely the NSA and GCHQ and others, have broken laws and twisted legal interpretations to create an infrastructure of mass surveillance of all of us online. This creates a dark form of censorship as people become afraid to speak freely -- and it’s one that undermines our security and our right to privacy as well. As users of the Internet, we have a responsibility to defend its freedom.
Will you join us? https://TheDayWeFightBack.org/
Thank you all for participating in this AMA. Please keep the tweets, emails and phone calls coming. Join us at [TheDayWeFightBack](www.thedaywefightback.org).