Mark Zuckerberg loves money! Especially, your money! Because if it weren’t for your money, he would have no money at all.
Zuckerberg has been exploiting Facebook (more commonly referred to as “Fascistbook” within my professional circle) and its users since the creation of the social media giant, manipulating the platform, restricting who can post freely (if you are a conservative, fuhget about it!) and who cannot, all the while advancing his political agenda and making huge amounts of money from advertising…. on your page!
Did you give Zuck permission to do that? Of course not, although I am sure it is in the fine print legalese of your Terms of Service agreement. You are not the owner of your page. You are only one of Zuck’s obedient workers, bringing your friends to your page for Zuckerberg to market his ads to.
You are not doing this because you are so kind. You are doing this because you have no choice. You are at the mercy of the powers that be at Facebook.
Your page can be deleted in an instant by the demons in Silicon Valley if you don’t toe the arbitrary, imaginary line that can move at the whim of an invisible tech geek. My page was deleted once without notice and I couldn’t find out why. After much hard work by hired hands, I was able to have my page restored with a half-hearted apology from Facebook, admitting the mistake was theirs and that I had done nothing wrong.
Now Zuckerberg’s control freak manipulation is about to lose him a large pile of your money.
Selling your personal data to Cambridge Analytica has drawn the ire of many Facebook users and Congress is questioning Zuckerberg today on that very violation of the FTC’s consent decree.
Facebook’s disclosure last week that its search tools were used to collect data on most of its 2.2 billion users could potentially trigger record fines and create new legal vulnerability for not having prevented risks to user data, said three former federal officials, according to SF Gate.
The three former officials, all of whom were at the Federal Trade Commission during the privacy investigation that led to a 2011 consent decree with Facebook, said the company’s latest mishap may violate the decree’s provisions requiring the implementation of a privacy program.