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Wikipedia co-founder calls for social media strike over privacy issues

• https://nypost.com By Hannah Frishberg

Thus begins Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger's "Declaration of Digital Independence," a new manifesto of sorts advocating for the decentralization of "Big Social Media." He is asking for digital dissenters to sign it — and strike.

In a separate blog post, Sanger calls for a two-day #SocialMediaStrike from Thursday, the 4th of July, through Friday, in the name of privacy protection and as part of "an effort to pressure the networks into restoring control of personal data to users."

"We will not use social media on those days, except to post notices that we are on strike," Sanger writes, before detailing his predictions for how the strike will go.

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