privacy is for profit. our data has been commodified by corporations for commercial sale to ad-brokers and the government. we are sold for prosecution by the market and the state. our only protections come from autonomous resistance to an inescapable framework of surveillance and trade. our data and metadata act as our digital records both public and private. warrants aren’t necessary for the commercial acquisition of such records. the free market is a paid agent of the governments infringement on our privacy. the government is a financial sponsor for the ad economy. we surrendered our rights to the terms of agreement—the new constitution under surveillance capitalism.
The social media algorithm creates special and unique "Plato digital caves" for each of us, according to what it learns from us. He knows how we think, our affinities (religious, political, sexual, etc), our tastes (musical, family, couple, food, etc.) what offends or pleases us, etc.
The algorithm will keep recommending you the same content over and over again keeping you in the "shadows" regardless of whether the content is good or bad / true or false, just to keep your attention caught. This practice can not only cause collective ignorance, but it can generate polarized and even extremist thoughts, because it does not show people information beyond their way of thinking, this in the wrong hands can even implant ideas and beliefs in the collective thinking.