Facebook Sharing Private Comments, Posts With Politico
If you so much as mention a Presidential candidate on Facebook, your post or comment (even if it’s private) will be shared with Politico:
[E]very post and comment — both public and private — by a U.S. user that mentions a presidential candidate’s name will be fed through a sentiment analysis tool that spits out anonymized measures of the general U.S. Facebook population.
No, your private comments won’t be republished and, yes, it appears that the process will strip your identifying information from your content. But it’s another reminder that nothing you put on Facebook is truly private.
Via Ann Althouse, where it took all of six minutes for a commenter to suggest “put[ting] a candidate’s name in every message and status update.”