Media Forum Post

In “The Political Economy of Privacy on Facebook,” Christian Fuchs explores how social media sites like Facebook offer their platforms to consumers for free, encourage users to post to the platforms, and then “the users are sold as a commodity to advertisers” (p. 594). Drawing on specifics from the article, discuss your own views on the way social media sites sell your information to advertisers. Does it worry you how much sites like Facebook know about you? What (if anything) would you like to see done to protect the privacy of consumers online? **Article provided in pdf**

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