After a weekend where the Deep State focused on an ageing porn star and a staged march to take away your 2nd amendment rights, there was plenty of other things happening which obviously weren’t on the news. We don’t know anything about them, so we thought we’d focus on Facebook for now...
Over the weekend, more and more people deleted their Facebook accounts, with more people also getting nearer and nearer to deleting Facebook for a plethora of reasons, not just down to the Cambridge Analytica controversy, which gained steam with the #DeleteFacebook hashtag. Since then, many people have begun the arduous task of removing the surveillance monopoly of social media services from their lives altogether.
Last week, Mark Zuckerberg came under fire amidst the Cambridge Analytica controversy, which saw Facebook’s share price fall by $37billion in value. Zuckerberg later said that he’s sorry for selling users data, however, that’s not all that Facebook has been up to, is it?
As more users delete Facebook, one user, Dylan McKay, has revealed that Facebook logged every mobile phone call and the data of every text that he’s ever sent. Another user, Emma Kennedy, says the social media network knew about every event that she ever attended.
This data has been uncovered when the users delete their Facebook accounts, and upon doing so, they are offered to download all the data, as opposed to just deactivating their accounts.
Yes, the Facebook scandal is deepening every day, and which lays weight to the claim that it’s more of a CIA surveillance service than anything social. Facebook is making logs of all your calls and text messages, which makes you wonder what else they’re doing, right?
Just go ahead and try to delete something from Facebook, you’ll immediately be met with resistance. Just try to delete your account or any information such as… (not mentioning anything in particular now) and what happens? You’re either unable to remove key information (outside of your profile) or once you want to delete your Facebook account entirely, you’ll be met with a barrage of psychologically desperate mind ploys to get you to stay and not delete your Facebook account permanently.
We wonder why that is? Perhaps they just want to keep you aboard and stash all your information. Additionally, Silicon Valley will do their upmost to make you stay with Facebook, suggesting to simply deactivate for a while, even though they harbour all your phone contacts, your private social events in calendars and even know of all your friends birthdays.
What other things could they secretly not be telling you? What else are you not aware of? Are we all exempt if we avoid the hideous Messenger app or the Facebook app, or does it not even matter?
Plenty of people have already taken steps to avoid the waste of time that Facebook has really evolved into… People have also become fed up with the liberal, one-sided political agenda that Silicon Valley adhere by. This in turn, makes many people sick to death of the social media service, because they are anything but impartial, and are in fact showing more signs of being a type of left wing indoctrination service.
That’s something we can all do without, along with status updates from people that you do not converse with in real life, let alone see or consider your real friends. Now add that on top of the blatant breach of your privacy and it’s a no brainer of what we all really need to do with Facebook.
Dylan McKay stated that from October 2016 to July 2017 his logs contained ‘the data of every [mobile] call I’ve made, including time and duration’ and ‘data about every text message I’ve received or sent.”
Once a user clicks the button to delete the account permanently, the site suggest: ”You may want to download a copy of your info from Facebook.’
Another user, Matt Johnson, said that he found that the data on every cell phone call and text had been logged by the social media giant, whilst Emma Kennedy said that they had every single phone number and name from her contact book. “They had every single social event I went to, a list of all my friends and their birthdays, and a list of every text I’ve sent.”
A Facebook spokesman said, “The first time you sign in on your phone to a messaging or social app, it’s a widely used practice to begin by uploading your phone contacts.”
The Facebook reiterated that, “Contact uploading is optional. People are expressly asked if they want to give permission to upload their contacts from their phone – it’s explained right there in the apps when you get started.”
“People can delete previously uploaded information at any time and can find all the information available to them in their account and activity log from our Download Your Information tool.”
Facebook states an “op-out” option is available for uploading contacts, and we believe that most intelligent people would have opted out to begin with, but surely that doesn’t include everyone, and it just makes us wonder just how much other information are Facebook really gathering. Does it even matter?
Sure, for security reasons they can say it’s beneficial, but just how much do you wish to remain on Facebook? Well, there’s ways of using the social media service a lot less, without fully deactivating your account. Such ways include never logging in, not having the Messenger app, or the Facebook app. Many people are now starting to lean towards deleting their accounts all together, and not because of Cambridge Analytica, but for personal reasons of their own.
These reasons would probably be for the storing and selling of our personal information, which shouldn’t come as any surprise after all.
Last week, the co-founder of WhatsApp said that it was time to delete Facebook, with a recent Sky News survey stating that from a poll of 1,000 people, 60% said that they trusted the social network less now, than they did a week ago.
In the UK, Mark Zuckerberg took out full page adverts in Newspapers saying: ‘We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t, we don’t deserve it.’
The advert added Zuckerberg stating that a quiz by a University in 2014 leaked personal information of participants. “This was a breach of trust, and I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time. We’re now taking steps to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”
Facebook have until today to tell MPs if Zuckerberg will give evidence to them about Facebook’s links to Cambridge Analytica. But rewind to six years ago, and you’ll note that Facebook encouraged the Obama campaign to harvest users’ data for political reasons, since they were on the same side. Clearly, there does seem to be a major double standard to this whole controversy, doesn’t it?
Also, let’s not forget the time back when Mark Zuckerberg was 19-years old and called users of Facebook at Harvard “Dumb F*cks” for handing over their private information.
So, will you be following suit and deleting your account? If so, please tell us your reason for doing so in the comments section. Will you miss Timmy or Elizabeth from grade school in your Friends list so much so, that you’re ultimately afraid of deleting your Facebook account?
Story by The Narrator
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