• @lolcatnip
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    25 months ago

    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.

    • @dinckelman@lemmy.world
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      95 months ago

      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

      • @lolcatnip
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        35 months ago

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

    • @restingboredface@sh.itjust.works
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      25 months ago

      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.

      • @lolcatnip
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        25 months ago

        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.