The Internet is Watching.
It has been for a while.
That’s what it says on the billboards.
But the Internet is watching.
That was the message of a new campaign by a tech-backed nonprofit called Netroots Nation that hopes to convince tech companies to work with the group to create a new network news event that’s as big as the ones we’ve seen before.
The network event, to be held in Washington, D.C., this week, would be a digital-first event that would be broadcast across multiple platforms, including social media.
The aim: to bring people together to celebrate the importance of network news.
The event, called “We Are Networked,” would be led by former Obama White House aide Dan Pfeiffer, who helped spearhead Obama’s digital strategy, according to a press release.
Netroots leaders, including President Donald Trump, would also be part of the network, with Pfeffers son, President Donald Jr., a tech journalist, and a network insider.
“Network news is essential to the health of our democracy, the economy, and the global order,” Netroots’ Web site reads.
“This event, the first of its kind in history, will show what the real-time digital world looks like and what it can look like in the future.
It will be the most powerful digital event to come out of the White House in a long time.”
The plan is to get the public to pay attention to the event via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and other social media platforms, according the press release, which also calls for tech companies and the nonprofit to collaborate on the plan.
“The goal of the We Are Networking event is to empower everyone to get to know each other, share information, and connect,” Netrolem’s website reads.
As a result of this collaboration, Netroots hopes to achieve a larger audience than previous network-focused network events, including the network-wide event in December 2017, the one in February 2018, and, most recently, the network event in November 2018.
“Netroots Nation is committed to taking our message to the Internet, and we will not stop until we achieve our goal,” the statement continues.
The announcement comes as technology companies have struggled to keep up with the demands of the digital age, as well as with the pace of the political campaign that followed.
In February, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook will take “at least a few months” to fully adapt to the changing nature of the Internet.
And in November, the New York Times reported that Facebook’s chief financial officer, Alex Karp, said that his company’s new digital platform will require a “huge leap” for its tech employees.
In addition to the network news, Netrolems plans include an “infrastructure for future network news events,” as well a “fusion of our digital efforts and the networks of other organizations.”
In a statement to The Verge, a spokesman for Facebook said that the company is “continuing to invest heavily in our community of content creators,” and that it plans to make more “progress” on the platform, including adding more tools to make it easier to identify news.
But it’s unclear if the network will be a regular feature of Facebook’s social network or if the technology giant will create a separate, new social news network that will be more akin to CNN.
In a post on Twitter, Facebook said, “The platform we’re building for social networks is an example of how we can work with our partners to build and maintain the best network.”
And a spokesperson for the White house said, in an email, that “we welcome a network news platform.
We want everyone to feel connected and our team is working hard to ensure it’s built in a way that gives people a chance to have fun.”
For now, Netros is taking the initiative on its own terms.
“We are just a few people working on this idea, but it is a very ambitious thing for us,” Netroot Nation CEO Ben Langley told the Daily Dot.
“If we can reach a consensus, then we can get it off the ground.”
This article has been updated to include a statement from Netroots.