Jason Sethre: “That’s because newspapers have credibility. Facebook does not.”

One Moment, Please… Why did Facebook use print media?

Fillmore County Journal   April 2, 2018

by Jason Sethre

Over the past several weeks, many of our readers have probably heard about the data privacy issues relating to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, and how the information from more than 50 million Facebook users was utilized to influence the election that resulted in Donald Trump claiming the title of President of the United States of America.

Yes, Facebook made all user information available to Cambridge Analytica to influence the election via the social media platform.  But, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  If you have had the Facebook Messenger application installed on your Smartphone, Facebook has had access to everything: your text messages, your phone calls, your voicemails, your Internet browsing.  Everything.  That’s what was provided to Cambridge Analytica, so they could profile individuals for targeted messages.  The psyche of users was compromised.

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