Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Much ado about Facebook

The frenzy around Facebook is a bit perplexing. I firmly believe the vast majority of Americans have no idea what this case is all about. They think Facebook has sold deep, dark secrets about them. What they don’t understand is they are the ones who gave away the secrets.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was called before Congress recently to explain how a third party gained access and then sold information about Facebook users. What Zuckerberg failed to adequately explain is we gave them everything they got.

Photo: WatchingAmerica.com
This is not a case of someone stealing identities. No credit card numbers were stolen. No Social Security numbers were leaked. Plain and simple, what Cambridge Analytica got from Facebook is a profile you painted when you posted to Facebook. Your likes and dislikes, your habits, your personality are all intertwined with your profile and postings.

As this whole so-called scandal was taking flight I was listening to a BBC interview with an American professor who sued Cambridge Analytica last year. British law requires them to hand over any information they may have accumulated on citizens upon request. He got several pages that painted a profile of him. What he found outrageous is they had him pegged as “very liberal.” He’s a college professor, so go figure. The host asked him if they had correctly identified his political persuasion. He said they had and that’s what prompted him to sue. He accused them of spying on him in the polling booth.

You would think a reasonably educated college professor would immediately understand that no one was spying on him in the polling booth. They didn’t have to. All they had to do was read his anti-Trump/pro-Hillary rants on Facebook to figure out he’s “very liberal.”

No surprise that Facebook lists me as very conservative. Do I care? Why should I? I am. Plus it keeps me being bombarded with ads from the global warming kooks. I happen to be a big fan of targeted advertising. So are advertisers. Instead of the old shotgun approach, they can now target ads specifically to people who will be more receptive to them.

For example, my car got totaled recently and I was searching for another one. I was continually shown ads relating to the type of car I was looking for. No trucks. No motorcycles. Just the car I was wanting. I actually clicked on several ads because they were helpful. That’s basically what Facebook does. They’re not following you into the polling booth as people have been led to believe. However, it’s the political angle that has so many people upset.

It’s like these people who constantly post their political rants don’t realize that anybody can read them. When some robot reads them and creates a profile, they get angry.

If you’re curious, you can actually see your advertising profile with a few clicks on Facebook. I won’t detail how here. Just do a search for “get your Facebook data.” They know I live away from the town where I was born. They know I’m a frequent traveler. They know my birthday is in September. They also know I’m very conservative. How do they know all this? Because I told them. In fact, I’ve told the whole world.

What’s troubling about Facebook is not that they’re actually reading my posts, it’s that they’re throttling and outright banning people like Diamond & Silk. At least the House members had the good sense to shift the focus to that.


So, you post what you had for dinner and someone actually cares. Advertisers. Surprise!


Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.



4 comments:

  1. CAREFUL TO ^SATA-N-AZIST^ ASSASSIN WHORE MONICA KOWAL FROM UNM, UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO. SHE USED TO DO PORNFILMS DRINKING CUM OF PIGS, DOGS AND DONKEYS! NOW,TO SURVIVE, NOW, SHE ALWS SUCKS FLACCID, HALF DEATH DICK FROM DONALD TRUMP ALIAS DONAZISTRUMP. WHO IS.......NOT FOR NOTHING..... JUST A MIX OF PIG, DOG AND DONKEY! NOTHING CHANGED FIN HER CRIMINAL LIFE!
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    CAREFUL TO ASSASSIN NAZIST MONICA KOWAL OF UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO https://gsefordham.wordpress.com/tag/monica-kowal/
    CAREFUL TO MAFIOSA AND MAFIA MONEY LAUNDERER MONICA KOWAL OF UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO https://gsefordham.wordpress.com/tag/monica-kowal/
    CAREFUL TO RACIST KUKLUKLANIST MONICA KOWAL OF UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO https://gsefordham.wordpress.com/tag/monica-kowal/
    CAREFUL TO HITLERIAN KILLER MONICA KOWAL OF UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO https://gsefordham.wordpress.com/tag/monica-kowal/
    ALIAS NEW ILSE KOCK OF WWW: WORLDWIDE WEB!
    THE REALITY IS ONLY THAT YOU, PORN BITCH DRINKER OF CUM OF PIGS, DOGS AND DONKEYS, MONICA KOWAL, ARE A SHITTY MAFIOSA AND NAZIST ASSASSIN! STINKY SHITTY WHORE MONICA KOWAL OF UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO . WHEN YOU WERE MAKING PORN FILMS, YOU USED TO DRINK CUM OF PIGS, DOGS AND DONKEYS. NOW, TO SURVIVE, YOU DRINK THE URINE ( SINCE THERE IS NOT MORE CUM THERE) FROM NAZIST AND MAFIOSO ASSASSIN LIKE YOU: DONALD "DONAZISTRUMP" TRUMP. WHO IS A MIX OF PIG, DOG AND DONKEY! NOTHING REALLY CHANGED AT ALL! I HAVE NEVER BEEN ANTI AMERICAN IN MY LIFE. IF ANYTHING THE OPPOSITE. BUT THIS BASTARD, HITLERIAN, NAZIST, ACTUALLY, DONAZIST USA OF SHITTY PEDOPHILE DONALD TRUMP ( AND HIS BASTARD MURDERERS WITH TIES OF STINKY, BLOODTHISRTY, DICTATORIAL, CONSPIRING ANTI DEMOCRATIC, EXCLUDING, ANTI MERITOCRATIC, PEDOPHILES OF FREEMASONRY, ROTARY, LIONS CLUBS AND ILLUMINATI "WITH ALL LIGHT BURNT OUT BULBS") REMINDS TOO MUCH, KUKLUKLLANIST AND MACCARTIST ONE. SO, FROM NOW ON, AMERICANS LIKE YOU, I WILL CALL THEM AMERI-CANI!!! FUCK OFF DONAZISTRUMP'S USA, FUCK OFF, FUCK YOU. I HATE THIS KIND OF DONAZISTRUMP'S VERY HITLERIAN USA. I HOPE GOD WILL DISINTEGRATE YOU WITH ANOTHER PROPER IMMENSE METEOR, SHITTY FASCIST, MAFIOSI, KILLING COWBOYS OF THIS BIG, ENORMOUS, EFFICIENT, WINNING, MAKING HISTORY DICK OF MINE!

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    FILTHY ^SATA-N-AZIST^ BITCH MONICA KOWAL OF UNM UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO
    YOU ARE A STINKY SHITTY KILLING PROSTITUTE OF WELL KNOWN
    - PEDOPHILE DONALD TRUMP http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1186857-donald-trump
    - MAFIOSO AND MAFIA MONEY LAUNDERER DONALD TRUMP http://time.com/5109253/trump-organization-money-laundering-russians-russia/
    - MEGA COCAINE TAKER DONALD TRUMP https://bullshit.ist/white-house-sources-say-president-trumps-cocaine-habit-is-out-of-control-e2be4fa4da6d
    - NAZIFASCIST DONALD TRUMP https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/15/the-president-of-the-united-states-is-now-a-neo-nazi-sympathiser
    https://newrepublic.com/minutes/124205/yes-donald-trump-fascist
    - RACIST DONALD TRUMP http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trump-racism-remarks-20180111-htmlstory.html
    - KU KLUK KLANIST DONALD TRUMP https://www.thenation.com/article/the-trump-familys-history-with-the-kkk/
    - MEGA LIAR DONALD TRUMP http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-white-house-liar-us-president-dishonest-history-richard-nixon-robert-dallek-oval-offic-a8073036.html
    - IMMENSE CHEATER DONALD TRUMP
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/30/donald-trump-golf-cheat-suzann-pettersen
    - BLOODTHIRSY ASSASSIN DONALD TRUMP https://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/23/politics/donald-trump-shoot-somebody-support/index.html

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    WHO IS JUST A CHOLERIC SUPER CRIMINAL PHOTOCOPY OF MEGA NAZIST SILVIO BERLUSCONI (PER SEMPRE FUORI DAI COGLIONI)
    http://deverdaddigital.com/articulo/7295/la-ley-fascista-de-berlusconi
    MAFIOSO SILVIO BERLUSCONI (PER SEMPRE FUORI DAI COGLIONI)
    http://www.abc.es/internacional/20140724/abci-berlusconi-sexo-dinero-201407231647.html
    MAFIA MONEY LAUNDERER SILVIO BERLUSCONI (PER SEMPRE FUORI DAI COGLIONI)
    http://www.agoravox.it/PROCESSO-DELL-UTRI-Mio-fratello.html
    MEGA PRINCIPAL OF HOMICIDES AND SLAUGHTERS, MASS MURDERER OF MAGISTRATES, SILVIO BERLUSCONI (PER SEMPRE FUORI DAI COGLIONI)
    https://it-it.facebook.com/FALCONE-E-BORSELLINO-UCCISI-DA-BERLUSCONI-134602469910010/
    BASTARD ALWAYS LIAR SILVIO BERLUSCONI (PER SEMPRE FUORI DAI COGLIONI)
    http://www.romanoprodi.it/comunicati/berlusconi-ancora-una-volta-bugiardo_819.html
    IMMENSE PIECE OF SHIT, MEGA MEGA CHEATER SILVIO BERLUSCONI (PER SEMPRE FUORI DAI COGLIONI)
    http://www.askanews.it/politica/2018/01/19/di-maio-berlusconi-truffatore-politico-fa-stesse-promesse-94-pn_20180119_00060/
    WORST CRIMINAL OF THE WORLD AND OF ALL THE TIMES " WHILE WEARING A TIE", SILVIO BERLUSCONI (PER SEMPRE FUORI DAI COGLIONI)
    http://www.repubblica.it/politica/1998/07/18/news/berlusconi_criminale_un_peso_per_l_italia-24583668/
    PERVERT, DEPRAVED PEDOPHILE SILVIO BERLUSCONI (PER SEMPRE FUORI DAI COGLIONI)
    https://www.huffingtonpost.it/2015/03/26/intervista-gianni-boncompagni_n_6945522.html
    ( WHO IS BRIBING YOU TO TRY TO SCARE US, AS YOU AND "IT", WILL NEVER, NEVER, SUPER STRSA NEVER MANAGE TO... ACTUALLY, THE MORE YOU'LL TRY THAT, THE MORE YOU'LL SEE WHAT KIND OF REACTING METEORS FULL OF EXTREME HOT MEDIATIC FIRE WE WILL BE)
    ARE YOU A NAZIST, MAFIOSA LESBIAN WHO LEAKS THE PUSSY TO THE HITLERIAN GINA HASPEL, NEW ADOLPHINA HITLER OF CIA? I DONT' KNOW BOUT THAT ( BUT I THINK SO, AT.. LETS' SAY... 99,999999999999999999 %). CERTAINLY YOU ARE A STOMACH-TURNING NAZIFASCIST BITCH, SHITTY MONICA KOWAL ( WHO WE WILL MAKE VERY FAMOUS TO BE NEW ILSE KOCK OF THE WEB https://gsefordham.wordpress.com/tag/monica-kowal/ = https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilse_Koch ). GO TO SUCK POWERLESS DONAZISTRUMP'S COCK, NOW, SHITTY ILSE KOCK OF THE WEB. AND FUCK OFF FOREVER. COME AND KILL US, BASTARD NAZIST NEW ILSE KOCK, ALIAS MONICA KOWAL, BUT NEVER AND EVER THINK TO KILL DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSIONS, FIGHTS TO FREE OUR COUNTRY FROM YOUR BASTARD CORRUPTOR: MAFIOSO, MAFIA MONEY LAUNDERER, NAZIFASCIST DICTATOR, LIAR, CHEATER, PEDOPHILE, MEGA MEGA MEGA ASSASSIN SILVIO BERLUSCONI ( PER SEMPRE FUORI DAI COGLIONI)! ALSO ASSASSIN OF OUR RELATIVES AND NEARLY OF OURSELVES TOO ( ANYWAY ASSASSIN OF BIG PART OF OUR LIFES AND JUST CAUSE WE HAVE NEVER ACCEPTED TO BE HIS BRAINLESS SLAVES, LIKE HIS BITCHES, VERY OFTEN UNDER AGE BITCHES, WHO ARE JUST PHOTOCOPY OF YOU, STINKY SHITTY WHORE MONICA KOWAL OF UNM). COME AND KILL US, BASTARD NAZIST NEW ILSE KOCK, ALIAS MONICA KOWAL, BUT NEVER AND EVER THINK TO KILL DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSIONS, FIGHTS TO FREE OUR COUNTRY FROM YOUR BASTARD PRINCIPAL OF MURDERS AND SLAUGHTERS SILVIO BERLUSCONI. COME AND KILL US, BASTARD NAZIST NEW ILSE KOCK, ALIAS MONICA KOWAL, BUT NEVER AND EVER THINK TO KILL DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSIONS, FIGHTS TO FREE OUR COUNTRY FROM YOUR NAZIST, MAFIOSO, MAFIA MONEY LAUNDERER SILVIO BERLUSCONI! HASTA LA VICTORIA SIEMPRE, STINKY NAZIST AND KILLER MONICA KOWAL. NEW ILSE KOCK OF UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO.

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    SUCKING LOT OF FASCIST AND MAFIOSI COCKS: MONICA KOWAL, BASTARD PINOCHETTIAN HOMICIDE, BITCH, KILLER OF DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM. FUCK YOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
    AND I HAVE NEVER VOTED LEFT. I AM NOT COMMUNIST. BUT WHEN I SEE BASTARD RACIST, HITLERIAN, MANIPULATIVE, DISHONEST, ANTIDEMOCRATIC TONGUES CUTTER LIKE YOU, BE SURE, I USUALLY BRING OUT THE VERY VERY BERY BEST OF ME ALL THE TIMES! AND YOU'LL SEE IT REAL SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK OF DONAZISTRUM'S USA, FUCK YOU, FUCK OFF, LAND OF NAZISM, I HOPE GOD WILL CANCEL YOU WITH AN ENORMOUS METEOR, FUCK YOUUUUU!
    PS
    YOU BRAY, YOU GRUNT, YOU SQUAWK THAT DONALD TRUMP IS THE NEW DUX OF THE WORLD, IS NEW ADOLPH HITLER ON EARTH, SO CAN USE FBI LIKE A COVEN OF MUPPETS. MANIPULATING EVTG, GTG KILLED WHO DOES NOT STAY UNDER HIS NAZIST AND MAFIOSE SOLES, PROMOTING, INSTEAD, HIS BRAINLESS AND INVERTEBRATE SLAVES AND BITCHES (LIKE YA). YOU DID NOT NEED TO BRAY, GRUNT, SQUAWK THAT AT ALL. NOTHING IS MORE EVIDENT THAN THAT IN THIS WORLD. ALL YOU STINKY NAZIRACIST KUKLUKKLANIST, EITHER HAVE CHIEFS OF FBI, CIA, SEC, WTVR YOU WANT, UNDER YOUR ASSASSIN SHOES, EITHER YOU FIRE THEM.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/donald-trump-control-us-justice-system-hillary-clinton-fair-trial-reminds-me-of-adolf-hitler-nazi-a8059031.html
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/this_week_in_trump/2017/05/under_investigation_trump_fired_fbi_chief_james_comey.html
    https://news.sky.com/story/did-trump-fire-fbi-chief-to-cover-up-russia-10870950
    https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/5/23/15680508/firing-fbi-directors-comey-trump-hoover-sessions
    WOW, WHAT A COINDICENCE: MEGA ASSASSIN DICTATORS LIKE YOU, ALIAS ADOLPH HITER, BENITO MUSSOLINI, ALFREDO STROESSNER, FRANCISCO FRANCO, AUGUSTO PINOCHET, POL POT, NICOLAE CEAUSESCU USED TO DO EXACTLY THE SAME. WOW, WHAT AN INTERESTING COINCIDENCE, WOOOOOOW! FUCK YOU, NAZIST ASSASSIN MONICA KOWAL FROM UNM UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, YOU ARE NEW ILSE KOCK OF THE WEB. GO TO SUCK DONALD "DONAZISTRUMP" POWERLESS COCK, NEW ILSE COCK OF WEB: MONICA KOWAL FROM UNM, UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO! AND FUCK YOURSLF MUCH MORE TOO, SO YOU MAY RELAX A BIT, KILLING, HITLERIAN, MAFIOSA BITCH OF NEW COSA NOSTRA'S AND NEW GHESTAPO'S OF WEB. WHO DREAMS TO INTIMIDATE US ( YOU MAY INTIMIDATE MEGA BITCH OF YOUR MOTHER, YOU MAY INTIMIDATE MEGA PEDOPHILE OF YOUR FATHER, YOU MAY INTIMIDATE MEGA BITCH OF YOUR DAUGHTER, YOU MAY INTIMIDATE MEGA PEDERAST OF YOUR SON, BUT BE SUPER SUPER SUPER EXTRA SURE: NEVER US AT ALL... AND YOU'LL SEE THAT IMMEDIATELY)!
    PS
    WE DID NOT WANT TO WRITE ANYTHING ANYMORE ABOYT YOU, HAVING ALREADY HEAVILY BEATEN YOU, WON YOU, GIVEN YOU A VERY DUE LESSON OF DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSING AND SHOWING TALENTS. BUT SINCE YOU MOVE YOUR GHESTAPO'S, OVRA'S, DINA'S VICIOUS AGENTS TO PROVOKE US AND TO (TRY TO) INTIMIDATE US ON THE STREETS OF MANY COUNTRIES OF DIFFERENT CONTINENTS OF THE WORLD, NOW YES, WE'LL WRITE BOUTCHAAA DAYS AND NIGHTS, NIGHTS AND DAYS DAYS AND NIGHTS, NIGHTS AND DAYS. " 422 DAYS A YEAR, 35 DAYS A MONTH, 26 HOURS A DAY". WAIT AND SEE, STINKY COCKSUCKER OF MEGA COCAINE TAKER, NAZIST, MAFIOSO, ASSASSIN, PEDOPHILE DONALD TRUMP ALIAS DONAZISTRUMP. STINKY COCKSUCKER OF MEGA COCAINE TAKER, NAZIST, MAFIOSO, ASSASSIN, PEDOPHILE SILVIO BERLUSCONI. COCKSUCKER OF OF MEGA COCAINE TAKER, NAZIST, MAFIOSO, ASSASSIN, PEDERAST, WELL KNOWN CRIMINAL PAOLO BARRAI BORN IN MILAN ON 28.6.1965, FAMOUS ALL OVER THE WORLD AS "IL PERICOLOSISSIMO PEDOFILO DEL BITCOIN"!

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