Tell ECU to Cancel Social Sentinel Contract

ECU Administration

Sign and share this petition to tell ECU Chancellor Dr. Cecil Staton, and other members of the university administration, to cancel this contract!

Eastern Carolina University (ECU) is monitoring the social media activity of students using a shady private contractor called Social Sentinel. Public records revealed that even activity of individuals who have no affiliation with the school has gotten scooped up in the surveillance dragnet, creating profiles of activists who are critical of the administration. This results in an environment of intimidation and a chilling of First Amendment expression.

Find out more about ECU's contract with Social Sentinel and what it could mean for campus town activists across the country, in a recent expose by Nation Inside and Criminal Legal News.

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To: ECU Administration
From: [Your Name]

I have become aware of ECU's contract with Social Sentinel and how it targets both students and non-students in a questionable security dragnet which includes First Amendment protected activity.

I ask you to cancel this contract and focus the resources of your institution on providing a quality education rather than monitoring activists.