In an effort to pressure the social networks into restoring control of personal data to users, Dr Larry Sanger, a co-founder of the Wikipedia on line encyclopaedia urges users to avoid using any Social Media from 4 to 5 July to prove the “massive demand” for change

“The more people who join the more it will show how dissatisfied people are with the current situation.

Dr Sanger hopes that the strike will prompt changes at the large social networks, which will then grant people more control over their data.

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