OK, it’s no secret around here that when it comes to Facebook, I am not a fan. But I never thought that their disregard for users’ privacy would get this blatant. Don’t go by me, though; I would never have thought that a person affiliated with the Nazis and the KKK could be a leader in a US presidential race in the 21st century. So what the heck do I know?
Still, this article actually makes a pretty obvious point about Facebook’s new six-way “reaction” clickers. By encouraging people to share more and more, in more and more quantifiable and discrete ways, Facebook continues to lead the “race to the bottom” in terms of online privacy.