Weaponised intelligence and TikTok horror show harm of social platforms

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But what of the tech platforms themselves? Scraping data from big platforms such as Facebook is against the terms of service, and Facebook has sought to take action against some companies, such as Australian social media marketing platform Stackla, when it believes it is occurring. But it doesn’t mean the platforms are collectively doing enough to stop this kind of activity. “Ninety per cent of military-grade intelligence data can be obtained from open data analysis,” the Chinese firm behind the profiling, Zhenhua Data, has previously stated.In the infamous case of Cambridge Analytica, where Facebook was expertly gamed to manipulate election results around the world, the practice was enabled by Facebook’s settings. Cambridge Analytica’s actions were against the terms of service, but Facebook cared about enforcing them only when controversy exploded.We all know this data scraping and collating is happening, and the platforms have a duty to make it more difficult. That is not profitable for them, but it must be done.It is a similar theme to the controversies when the Christchurch massacre was live streamed and shared to millions of viewers, and last week when sickos decided to embed a suicide video in TikTok videos targeting children. …

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