Facebook Gives Leftwing Politico Deep Access to Users’ Political Sentiments

How does it make you feel that every comment or post you make on Facebook may be captured? We know that Facebook, like Google and other social media is cozy with the government. Forget privacy in this country, no longer exists. W.E.

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Anything and everything is okay with the Left in this election. Every violation, exploitation and invasion of privacy. But Bush spying on al qaeda had rabid heads exploding on the left.

This should be challenged in court. The deck is so stacked against us.

What a worm Zuckerberg turned out to be.
Facebook Gives Politico Deep Access to Users’ Political Sentiments Liza Gannes, All Things D (hat tip Van)
Counting Twitter mentions would have you believe that Ron Paul is the most popular Republican candidate in the ongoing U.S. primaries. Umm, right.

But some social media analysis of politics is going beyond that. A partnership between Facebook and Politico announced today is one of the more far-reaching efforts. It will consist of sentiment analysis reports and voting-age user surveys, accompanied by stories by Politico reporters.
Most notably, the Facebook-Politico data set will include Facebook users’ private status messages and comments. While that may alarm some people, Facebook and Politico say the entire process is automated and no Facebook employees read the posts.
Rather, every post and comment — both public and private — by a U.S. user that mentions a presidential candidate’s name will be fed through a sentiment analysis tool that spits out anonymized measures of the general U.S. Facebook population.
This is similar to the way Google offers reports on search trends based on its users’ aggregate search activities.
Please see the disclosure about Facebook in my ethics statement.

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