Imagine for a moment that everyone on the planet lives in one huge building, and special agents keep things in order there. The laws operating in the building state that every action of these agents is determined exclusively by a concern for its inhabitants’ safety. But the moment comes when you notice that these agents are watching over you everywhere. They control your conversations, your actions, your location, and what you say. Can you see what we’re talking about?
Using the results of an investigation carried out by the publication Propublica, WeGoRo decided to reveal just how much social networks know about you.
If reading this makes you want to shut down your accounts on social media, you should know that even taking this step won’t mean that your personal data is wiped from their databases. In fact, it’ll stay there forever. But the point is, you don’t need to leave the building where all of humanity lives. You just need to know how to behave more carefully, as we’ve written about here.
Illustrator: Yekaterina Ragozina for BrightSide.me