some people are addicted to social media and keep posting and posting to get more likes and comments on their posts but what you don’t know is that there are people working behind the senses and know more about you than you think. There are people called hacker’s you have probably heard of them before, and they can find out where you live, your education, your friends (sometimes family) and even make a map of what they think you are like. Some sites like facebook like to target ads specifically for you. But now a guy called Christoper Wylie claims that a big US research company he used to work for called Cambridge Analycita was collecting information for people inappropriately and may have used the data they collected to influence the 2016 US presidential election, and here is what happened. Now you know those quiz’s you can take online that are really fun like “What personality do you have? or What type of shoe you have?” yeah I mean them. although they are really fun most of the time you have to give some personal information about your self, that could be anything like your name, date of birth and your email. that’s when Christoper said the trouble started. In 2014 Cambridge Analycita started taking the information from the people who did those quizzes and used that information to target ads advertising Donald Trump and that might have helped him win the 2016 presidential election and become president. Now people think that the data from Facebook may have also tampered the votes for the Brexit vote. (when the United Kingdom decided the leave the European Union. when this news came out came out let’s just say people weren’t happy. in fact, people now because it was such a big scandal decided to leave Facebook for good. And now there is a new hashtag #deletefacebook and it has been trending more and more and Facebook is taking a tumble down and becoming less and less popular.
I understand that there are lots of things you can do online that try to get you to give your personal information and that they always try to get as much information out of you as they can.
Why did they want to start taking information off people?