Since the Cambridge Analytica incident came to light there have been tons of videos, articles, and posts blaming Facebook for privacy violations and some people even suing Facebook for its information mismanagement. I know, it is scary that your data is being used without being informed to you but a bigger question prevails here – Is Facebook solely responsible for this blunder?
The second mistake we made is posting stuff. We didn’t care about how we are ourselves allowing others to violate our own privacy by posting personal pictures and sharing locations. We just saw one side of the coin never thinking about the other side. We still continued to do so despite threats and warnings from around the world – of Facebook accounts being used to blackmail people, of Facebook accounts being used to track people and various other things. We all ignored what’s in front of us and continued to believe in the fake world.
Don’t misjudge me. Facebook is a great platform. It’s actual purpose still serves me. I met a lot of my friends I thought I lost after parting way in my childhood on Facebook and it has similarly helped my parents find their friends too. But we need to learn the limitation of what we do and use the stuff carefully and responsibly and understand the difference between where the virtual world needs to stop and the real world needs to start. Kids are making friends with people in two different countries but don’t know their own brothers and sisters sitting next to them. This isn’t a life that we are supposed to lead.
So next time when you sit online on Facebook and are about to post a picture, think twice if its worth that effort. Also, if you want to know how much data Facebook has on you then go here.