The Electronic Privacy Information Center announced it has joined a coalition of groups urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC ) in a letter to break up Facebook  as well as issue strong penalties against the social media giant.

The coalition also consists of the Open Market Institute,Electronic Privacy Information Center Color of Change, Common Sense Media, Constitutional Alliance, Government Accountability Project, Privacy Times Patient Privacy Rights and Stop Online Violence Against Women.

The letter argues the FTC should impose substantial fines, establish structural remedies, require compliance with Fair Information Practices, reform hiring and management practices, and restore democratic governance.

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