Facebook Admits it Reads Chats, Scans Pictures and Links Sent in Messenger App
Facebook scans links and pictures people send back and forth to each other on Facebook Messenger in order to ‘prevent abuse’.
Facebook also reads chats on Messenger when they’re flagged by users. Moderators make sure everything in chat ‘falls in line with Facebook’s rules’.
Just like tech expert Dylan Curran told The Gateway Pundit in a recent interview, “when you aren’t paying for the product, you are the product.”
The company told Bloomberg that while Messenger conversations are private, Facebook scans them and uses the same tools to prevent abuse there that it does on the social network more generally. All content must abide by the same “community standards.” People can report posts or messages for violating those standards, which would prompt a review by the company’s “community operations” team. Automated tools can also do the work.
“For example, on Messenger, when you send a photo, our automated systems scan it using photo matching technology to detect known child exploitation imagery or when you send a link, we scan it for malware or viruses,” a Facebook Messenger spokeswoman said in a statement. “Facebook designed these automated tools so we can rapidly stop abusive behavior on our platform.”
Facebook users are becoming increasingly concerned about privacy issues; many are deleting their Facebook pages altogether.
People took to Twitter to express their opinions about Facebook scanning people’s messages.
If You Haven’t Already,
📍Facebook Scans the Photos and Links You Send on Messenger!😳
— elle ☀️🏖🌴 #MAGA 🇺🇸 (@SurfPHX) April 4, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg has now also admitted that Facebook scans all of your private Messenger conversations. They must have a huge porn library by now.
— Graeme Reaper (@ReapersPlace) April 4, 2018
— Neil Russo ن (@neilinozone) April 4, 2018
This is outrageous. Facebook is genuinely not a secure platform.
The argument would be “What do you have to hide?”
Bottom line: No company needs to see my private communications. Public posts okay. Private messages – NO!
Very “Big Brother”! https://t.co/fTWk8MG9z2
— Joey M. (YourVoice™ America) (@JTM_YVA) April 4, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before a House panel on April 11th on the site’s privacy policies.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress next week on the social media site’s privacy policies in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, the House Energy and Commerce Committee said Wednesday.
It’s the first confirmed appearance before Congress for Facebook’s top executive and follows reports from last week that he was preparing to testify.