Facebook and Twitter Join Consumer Technology Association

Pioneering social media platforms are CTA’s newest members

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM announced social media companies Facebook and Twitter are now members. CTA is the trade association representing more than 2,200 companies in the U.S. consumer technology industry which are transforming the way we work, live, learn, communicate and play.

“CTA represents disruptive innovators and is the voice of the industry, fighting for and defending pro-technology policies.”

“Facebook and Twitter are great American companies that have fundamentally revolutionized how we communicate,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “They have created extraordinary new platforms for commerce and innovation, fulfilling the remarkable potential of the internet. They have empowered individuals across the globe to create strong communities and share news, humor, hopes and dreams. We are beyond thrilled to welcome both Facebook and Twitter as CTA members.”

“The Consumer Technology Association’s goals align with Facebook’s mission to make the world more open and connected,” said Greg Maurer, director of public policy, Facebook. “We look forward to working with CTA and our peers in the tech industry to help government and thought leaders better understand how our services work and what we need to remain an engine of economic growth in America.”

Facebook and Twitter join a large number of social media, app and service providers at CTA, reinforcing the association’s position as representing the full breadth of the consumer technology industry. CTA provides services, networking opportunities, research and other benefits that support the growth of the industry and serves as the leading advocate for pro-innovation public policies.

Additionally, Facebook is joining CTA’s Disruptive Innovation Council, which engages policymakers and the public on the benefits innovative companies bring to the marketplace. The Council includes Airbnb, Boingo, DJI, Expedia, Inc., Google, GoPro, Lyft, MC10, Nest, Pandora, TripAdvisor, Uber, WebMD and Yelp.

“CTA represents disruptive innovators and is the voice of the industry, fighting for and defending pro-technology policies.” said Shapiro. “Our membership continues to grow and engage all industry segments – including social media, with member companies Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter.”

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer Technology Association also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.


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