Can I avoid using Facebook for The WDP?

In case you don't know, and there's no reason you should, the WDP is WeDemandProof.org, my new website that I hope will keep political feet to the fire when they make unsubstantiated claims.

The issue I am facing, among many, is whether to leverage the enormous potential audience available via Facebook, or just leave them out because they're evil.

I'm not against social networking. I'm just against all of the shit that we have recently discovered Facebook has been perpetrating for years now. I've closed my Facebook account (my 2nd after I closed my first account) permanently and have zero intention of ever going back, yet I recognize that Facebook is a rather enormous online resource that can reach millions of people. Part of what the WDP does is use social media to keep the claims made by our politicians in the zeitgeist so they can't just wiggle away from responsibility through the obscurity of time.

While the WDP is a social service intent on developing an ethic of honesty and truth telling among our elected officials, I also don't want to be a hypocrite and use a service that has been proven to remove privacy rights from millions of people around the world.

So, what should I do?

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In case you're reading this after this was posted a few years ago, it's no longer a thing. Shockingly, I couldn't get anyone to believe that we could make significant, lasting change just by demanding the liars in Washington (on all sides, mind you) furnish proof for their obvious bullshit. Without traction, there is no forward motion. Cars work like that, too.