Political campaigns often try to get large numbers of people to write to their MP or minister. This UK campaign to protest new laws allowing the government to intercept electronic communication did something similar – but with a satirical twist. For one day, the idea was that every email should be sent with the Home Secretary, Theresa May, in cc, as a peaceful way of causing disruption and making a point. On 1st May 2012 (which is the public holiday “May Day”) almost 15,000 people who had signed up to the campaign’s Facebook page started spamming May with their daily correspondence. Naturally we don’t know how many emails were sent as part of the campaign – but the government does.