Hey Government, Facebook Can Take Care of Themselves

The only real change is going to come from the people, it’s been proven that Facebook will listen to them. If the government really wants to help me out, they would reduce the size of the government and stop trying to control the internet.

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On Friday, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg requesting “a detailed explanation of the information about Facebook users that your company has provided to third parties without the knowledge of the account holders.”

“Thank you for assisting the Committee with our goal of enhancing the personal privacy of all citizens,” the letter concludes.

It’s not the government’s job to “enhance” my online privacy.

If people don’t like it they can tell Facebook about it; they can even quit. When Facebook changed their policies people spoke up. Tens of thousands said they would participate in Quit Facebook Day. There was objection by the bushel full to Facebook’s changes over the past few weeks and guess what? Facebook actually listened and made privacy control easier. It took less than a month.

How is the government going to do better than that?

When you signed up for Facebook you agreed to their policies, including the Privacy Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Heck, signing up in the first place is voluntary.

The only real change is going to come from the people, it’s been proven that Facebook will listen to them. If the government really wants to help me out, they would reduce the size of the government and stop trying to control the internet.

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