FreedomWorks Statement in Response to House Oversight Committee Request for Facebook to Turn Over Information Related to Facebook Group

WASHINGTON, D.C.– In response to the House Oversight Commitee’s recent request for Facebook to turn over copies of posts related to a page frequented by members of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

"Chairman Cumming’s letter brings a lot of concerns. Certainly, the reported behavior of individuals on this Facebook page is unbecoming, to say the least. Facebook has a responsibility to protect the privacy of its users, even when they may engage in questionable behavior. Chairman Cummings’ request is incredibly broad and troubling from a privacy perspective, as well as sets a troubling precedent. We hope Facebook declines this request."