henrymakow.com — Nov 1, 2018
They provide a service. How do they monetize it?
By selling your personal information to anyone who wants to manipulate you.
by Henry Makow PhD
There is a stunning scene in the PBS Frontline documentary broadcast Tuesday and Wednesday where a lawyer demands to see his personal information stored by Facebook. He is given thousands of pages covering everything he has ever posted. Facebook has 2.25 billion users worldwide.
They provide a service. How do they monetize it? By selling your personal data to anyone who wants to manipulate you into buying a product or demonstrating or voting for a candidate. It makes $20 billion a year and has a market cap of $440 billion.
We tend to see Facebook in terms of their left-wing bias. For example, they recently scrubbed “proud boy” accounts while letting Antifa function with impunity. But this is part of a much bigger picture in which Facebook has been criticized for allowing the site to be used for many nefarious causes.