Facebook and the surveillance society

Facebook never forgets - the surveillance society

Facebook never forgets

This cartoon was drawn in 2012, and is now particularly relevant because of the current (2018) controversy concerning Facebook and (amongst other things) Cambridge Analytica, data harvesting and so-called ‘surveillance capitalism’.
The cartoon is about Facebook monitoring and recording its posts as part of the surveillance society

Cartoon showing the Facebook logo as the head of an elephant watching and recording the activities of its users.
The elephant is used because of the expression ‘an elephant never forgets’ – and because the f in the Facebook logo looks a bit like an elephant’s head

The cartoon is meant to link Facebook with Big Brother in George Orwell’s book 1984.
It is about surveillance of the internet by organisations and government, internet users’ surrendering of privacy, net privacy, a potentially distopian future.

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