Leading Digital Rights, Privacy Orgs Urge Immediate Action Against 'Bad Internet Bills'

Leading Digital Rights, Privacy Orgs Urge Immediate Action Against 'Bad Internet Bills'

WASHINGTON — Tomorrow is the last day to participate in the “Tell Congress, Say No to #BadInternetBills” campaign, coordinated by leading digital rights and privacy organizations.

A coalition of nonprofits including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, ACLU, Woodhull Freedom Foundation, National Coalition Against Censorship, Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity and Defending Rights & Dissent has called for a week of action from July 20 to 28, to contact lawmakers to express opposition to controversial legislation like KOSA and EARN IT.

The groups are also demanding “that Congress focus on passing badly needed comprehensive privacy legislation to actually protect us from the harms of big tech companies and data brokers, instead of pushing through misguided legislation before August congressional recess.”

According to the groups, Congress is trying to push through “a swarm of harmful internet bills that would severely impact human rights, expand surveillance, and enable censorship on the internet.”

Sexual rights group Woodhull Freedom Foundation explained through a statement that “the clock is ticking” as Congress moves toward its break.

“They are on a mission to pass legislation that will violate our human rights, and they want to make sure that happens before they return to their homes,” Woodhull warned. “You have the power to help stop them!”

Woodhull listed KOSA, EARN IT, Stop CSAM and RESTRICT as “bad internet bills.”

To get involved in the “Tell Congress, Say No to #BadInternetBills” campaign, click here.

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