It is reported that Facebook gave the personal data of millions of its members to a data analysis company which then used it for political election promotion purposes.
If you’re on Facebook, you can speak,
To your friends several times a week,
And if a birthday comes in view,
You can act on that info too.
Facebook collects intel on you,
On who you are and what you do;
On what you think and what you buy,
And anything that you might try.
This all seems pretty harmless but,
This first bit is just the first cut,
And as the hours turn into days,
You probably would be amazed,
To learn how much stuff they collect –
It’s far more than you would expect.
And with this data, Facebook’s plan,
Is making money where it can,
By selling data in its lists,
Something it really can’t resist.
For what it’s used, they may not know,
They simply pass it on and so,
It could be used out on the stump,
To help elect one Donald Trump.
You might think Facebook is a fraud,
For all this data they have stored,
Is why they come to work each day,
To sell it on to those who’ll pay.
While all the time they let you think,
Their purpose is so you can link,
Up with those who might be your friends,
And not for their nefarious ends.
So do be careful what you say,
When you’re on Facebook every day;
It’s better some things are not read,
So when you do write use your head.