Now that you’re aware of how companies like Cambridge Analytica is operating, the burning question remains, is there anyway you could protect yourself? Or be more vigilant?
Research and question what you see
Facebook and other news outlets don’t sell you anything but emotions. As uncomfortable as it may sound, we’re highly emotional creatures, easily affected by information that are presented to us; whether they may be true or false. Our first reactions to information is always about “how does this make me feel?”, before every other brain activity sets in.
Hence, it is important that, is a piece of information triggers our emotions, there is a need to verify the source, authencity and agenda behind the release of the information. A simple Google to research on a piece of information is all that is required to distinguish between a fool and a sharp mind, saving yourself from embarrassing moments.
With Google empowering your information research purposes, there is a need to ensure that which ever sites that you are benchmarking information against should be from common or official sources. A simple view on the URL or link of the information can be your first indication of accuracy. Continue reading “The Cambridge Analytica Story: Protect yourself from being Profiled. Part 3”