Facebook quietly supporting CISA, privacy group says

A digital privacy group called Fight for the Future said Facebook has been quietly supporting CISA, while publicly opposing the cyber bill, quoting anonymous sources.
A digital privacy group called Fight for the Future said Facebook has been quietly supporting CISA, while publicly opposing the cyber bill, quoting anonymous sources.

Digital privacy group Fight for the Future, quoting anonymous sources, said Facebook has been quietly supporting the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA), while publicly opposing it.

“Sources on the Hill tell us that Facebook lobbyists are welcoming CISA behind closed doors,” Fight for the Future co-founder Tiffiniy Cheng wrote in a Saturday blog post.

A Facebook spokeperson told SCMagazine.com in a Monday email the company has “not been advocating privately or publicly for CISA.” The spokesperson questioned the report's validity, while confirming Facebook has not issued a public statement for or against CISA.

Facebook belongs to the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), a trade association that opposes CISA. But “CCIA does not speak for us on this issue," the Facebook spokesperson noted. "We are not taking a position on the bill.”

Edward Snowden tweeted about the report Sunday, calling Facebook “shameful.”

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