Facebook is “secretly lobbying” for a major cyber bill set for a final Senate vote Tuesday despite growing opposition to the bill among tech companies, according to a digital rights advocacy group fighting against the measure.
Facebook has told “several offices on the Hill” that they support the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), stated a release from Fight for the Future, the advocacy group. The bill would encourage companies to share more data on hacking threats with the government.
“Facebook lobbyists are working behind the scenes to get it passed,” the group said.
A Facebook spokesperson disputed the reports, but the company has not yet issued an official response.