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.
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.”