After news broke of Facebook low-key giving data on over 50 million users to Cambridge Analytica, a firm that was casually used by the Trump campaign in 2016, we at the Betches Sup couldn’t help but think, “why are we fucking with Facebook in the first place?” Like, do I really need to be connected with every person from my high school, my college ex, and every cousin I barely talk to that badly?
And let’s not forget all the fake news that was spread on Facebook during the election, and following the events in Parkland, where articles claiming the student victims were actually paid political protesters ran rampant. TBH, much like your ex, Facebook has been getting away with shady behavior for way too long, and it’s time we did something about it.
That’s why Betches Sup is proud to announce our #BlackOutWithUs campaign, where we’ll be standing in protest of Facebook’s abusive policies, as well as supporting the students of Parkland, by turning our Facebook black for one day.
Omg How Can I Participate?
It’s literally so easy. All you have to do is log in to Facebook on 4/20/18 (the day of the next national school walkout), change your Facebook profile picture to a black box, and then log the f out and live your life. (It’s also 4/20 so like…you know what we mean when we say “live your life”.)
Here are some images you can use. Because who has time to be creative?
WTF Will This Do To Help?
Well I mean, it’s a symbolic gesture. The point is to show Facebook that if they’re going to feed us fake news and shadily pass our data off without our consent, then they’re not going to get our clicks anymore. No more clicks, no more Facebook. It’s as simple as that. Will this fix Facebook’s problem in one day? Nah, but we want to show them that we’re watching their shady asses, and toootally could leave if we wanted.
What About 4/21?
The Betches Sup will no longer post on our Facebook page after the black out. But like, you do you.
So join us 4/20/18 to let Facebook know we’re over their shady nonsense, and stay tuned here and in The Betches Sup newsletter for more info on how you can participate.
And yes, we do know that Instagram is owned by Facebook.
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