When Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004, he didn’t know that it was going to become the most popular social networking site in the world. Facebook is a very popular social networking site, that is used by many people around the world. You can use Facebook to communicate with your friends and family. Although people may think that Facebook is fun because of communication, it is actually dangerous and causes many problems. Facebook is dangerous to our society. On Facebook people can invade your privacy, create fake profiles to trick you, and facebook creates cyber bullying.
Facebook is an invasion of privacy. Organizations can watch you while you are on Facebook. Facebook cannot exist without invasion of privacy. It can track everything you click, even after you log out. It can also track all the pages you visited. More than 500 million users on Facebook share 100 million photos, and updates every day. Even if you share pictures, info, updates, etc. with a couple of people, it doesn't mean that other people can’t and won’t see it. President Obama said, "careful about what (they) post on Facebook" as it will be "pulled up again later somewhere in (their) life". President Obama does not let his kids use Facebook because he said that it is not for kids. He says that everyone should learn to respect other people’s private lives. Facebook is starting to push the limits on privacy even farther.
Also, people can use facebook to create fake profiles. When fake profiles are created, it spreads spam in your computer. Fake users trick users into joining affiliated programs, which makes scammers money. Fake users can also take over your account. Ninety seven percent of fake profiles are those of women. For example, Taylor Wynn and McKenzie Baker, two high school students were arrested for creating a fake Facebook profile about a classmate. Ryan Bell, a policeman from the Florida Sheriff Office says, “This is a very serious crime. The sole purpose of this page was...
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