New Delhi: Social media giant Facebook is under a lot of fire these days over the data leak issue. Apparently, data of over 50 Million profiles was leaked to data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica who used this data to run political campaigns in US and UK over the past 2 years. The issue is also getting a lot of attention in India as well as they were allegedly working with Indian political parties as well. However, average Indian parties have another concern when it comes to their Facebook data.
Several Indian youngsters have requested Facebook to avoid showing their exes when they visit their profiles. Visiting Facebook profile of an ex in the hope of them getting uglier with time is a favourite timepass among Indian youth, an activity that almost automatically happens after having more than 4 pegs. With Facebook data proving to be not as private as one hoped, these youngsters are now worried that their exes will be able to see their profile visits one day.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, an FB user from Delhi said,”It is fine if they share our data with some data analytics company. They can target us with political messages but the joke will be on them, since most of the social media generation doesn’t vote in the first place. Real worry is if the data starts getting leaked to individuals and Priya starts getting a notification every time I visit her profile hoping she has lost hair or put on a 100 Kgs.”
Another user from Mumbai said ,”I regularly visit my ex’s profile to check if she is still single to make sure I still have a chance but if she comes to know about my twice a day profile visits, all my chances will be gone. She will think I am a creepy stalker which I am definitely not!”
Meanwhile, Facebook has refused to comment on this issue but as per sources, they are planning to leak the real gender of millions of “female” profiles on Facebook