Max Temkin, the co-founder of Cards Against Humanity, has pledged to buy and publish the personal browsing histories of all U.S. lawmakers and their aides who voted Tuesday to get rid of privacy protections for Internet users.
Cards Against Humanity is a dark, sometimes racy, sometimes scatalogical, often profane party game that’s a kind of MadLibs for grownups.
Temkin, who is Jewish, initially pledged to bankroll the effort himself. Later he offered to match up to $10,000 in donations to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit digital rights group based in San Francisco, Calif.
If this shit passes I will buy the browser history of every congressman and congressional aide and publish it. cc @SpeakerRyan https://t.co/cOL3mx6JuG— Max Temkin (@MaxTemkin) March 27, 2017
The bill would allow Internet service providers to sell the browsing histories of U.S. citizens. It won’t become law until President Donald Trump signs it, which he is expected to do.
Temkin’s company is known for stunts that until recently were not political - such as marking Black Friday 2016 by digging a hole in the ground, funded by donations. Last month Temkin sent a copy of a new game, Secret Hitler, to every U.S. senator. The game simulates the rise of Nazism in Germany.
This story "Jewish Entrepreneur To Publish Pols’s Internet Activity" was written by Daniella Cheslow.