Democrats and Republicans Unite to Go Viral on Twitter with #StopTheNSA


Tuesday, Feb. 11, was officially declared “The Day We Fight Back” by anti-mass surveillance activists, launching a massive Internet campaign that included support from people with a wide array of political backgrounds.

Sponsored by groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International, along with social websites like Reddit and Tumblr, the day of action sought to inspire those opposed to the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities to call their elected officials and demand reforms and privacy protections.

The Internet-based movement generated hundreds of thousands of social shares, including supportive tweets by elected officials from both parties:

Several web companies got in on the action as well:

And some non-profits:

View more examples here, via Politico.

The day of activism preceded Sen. Paul’s anticipated Wednesday announcement of a lawsuit against President Obama, the NSA, and others involved in the collection of private personal data.

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