• dinckel@lemmy.world
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    7 months ago

    So they’re not even arguing that they’re selling children’s data. They’re arguing against the block on such sales. Rotten to the core

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      Unfortunately, the United Corporations of America loves milking kids for money because they hope and bank on kids annoying the shit out of their parents to spend money on whatever is being marketed towards them

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        It’s why toys and sugary cereals run alongside cartoons. We should just ban advertising toward children.

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            Seriously, I’d rather just ban overt advertisement. Labels on buildings and stylings? Sure, what ever, peacock your actual location all you want. Have tons of info and material available for people? Definitely. Have catalogs for people to look through where you layout your stuff and make it look nice? Sure. Search engines? Duh. But straight up ads? Nah. Such a waste of time. Let peoples’ interest drive the views again.

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                The most basic argument for ads that I’ve heard is that they can inform consumers of options they would not otherwise be aware of. Not unreasonable, competition can only exist if people are aware that alternatives exist.

                But that’s not how ads are used or the psychology and research put behind them. And the modern incarnation of capitalism as infintiely growing profits above literally all else puts too much skin in the game for companies to make “purely informative” ads. Ugh. Fuck ads.

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          We should ban advertising altogether, but there’s also the wonderful method of teaching your kids the word “no”.

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        At this point I’m wondering who the fuck is still using Facebook

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          The ones who never matured from the time they opened their FB account. So, the old who have only backslid, and the exceptionally stupid, who will always act like children.

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          I’m more wondering why the fuck anyone is still using Facebook.

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          What other, better options exist for allowing friends and family you are not in daily contact with to keep up with the goings on in your life that you choose to share?

          Legitimately I’m wondering how most people are keeping in touch nowadays. What other systems have people moved on to? What manual processes are people using?

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          Unfortunately, old people who have no boundaries and believe it’s acceptable to post photos and details of themselves and others on their public account.

          If you have older parents or grandparents online, watch out. Even without an account of your own, Facebook knows you.

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      Not to defend Meta, but monetizing doesn’t imply selling. Factories monetize their equipment, for example, but they don’t sell it if they want to stay in business.

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        My guy, what do you think an ad network uses people’s data for? This is not even a hypothetical situation. They will absolutely sell anything they can to some dogshit corporation, for targeted adverts

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          Targeting ads. Not selling the data you use to target ads, because that would be fucking stupid.

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        Sure but they are still maintaining data and selling access to it insights from it or ads targeted based on it to third parties.

        It’s being used to target content to minors for the purpose of selling directly to them, influencing their choices without any kind of real oversight.

        Even if the data isn’t sold directly it’s still not okay.

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          Sure. I’m just taking issue with the ridiculously common claim that advertising companies sell your data. It’s false and doesn’t even make sense.

          It also matters because I’d much rather a few big companies have my data than a bunch of Russian and Chinese data brokers. Even if you think they’re no worse individually, there are a lot more of them.