Comments on 2021-01-16 Facebook and WhatsApp

All the different links and stories make me wonder: “Is there a good link to a one simple text in German or English that explains why Facebook cannot be trusted, for a layperson?” 😉

– Björn Buckwalter 2021-01-20 14:00 UTC

Good question! What I took from all of the above is the Wikipedia page, Criticism of Facebook. It’s a bit more than a typical family member is willing to read but you can link to it and “just look at the number of issues!” and if you want to offer an example, just link to a specific section like “the app is listening to what people are saying!” (Providing ads through "snooping"Is Facebook listening to me? Why those ads appear after you talk about things) In other words, the tracking is so good it’s as if the the company is listening to your conversations. Super creepy.

That’s my current assessment of the situation.

– Alex 2021-01-20 14:19 UTC

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