Does FACEBOOK scan our texts to show us personalized advertising? That’s what a TikTok user thinks. Here’s the truth.
Facebook is no stranger to controversy, particularly when it comes to invading the privacy of its users.
And a TikToker named Lila, who goes by the nickname “Ratatootle,” feels her privacy has indeed been violated by the tech giant.
Lila shared her thoughts on a TikTok video she captioned “Like [I know] Facebook is listening, but now they’re reading my texts, I’m over it.”
She began the post with an expression of dissatisfaction, announcing, “I’m done, I’m so done with this.”
Lila, who appeared to be sitting in her car for the entire duration of the video, then continued with an anecdote about updating her resume.
“Today, this morning, I texted my dad and said, ‘Hey, I’m applying for some internships in DC,’ and I’m sending around some stuff, can you help me update my resume,” she said in the cutout.
Immediately after that conversation, the woman said she received an email from a resume company she hadn’t spoken to in over four years.
“I didn’t look anything up, I didn’t do anything, I texted my dad… what the heck,” the woman exclaimed.
The post has garnered thousands of likes and multiple comments since it was published, with several of the commenters sharing similar stories.
While it’s no secret that Facebook stores our data, the social media company has specifically said in the past that it doesn’t read our text messages.
However, it collects our text message data (assuming you have consented to it) and automatically scans the content without actually accessing the text.
https://www.thesun.ie/tech/news-tech/8071473/facebook-texts-ads-tiktok/ Facebook read my texts to show me ads and I have proof, terrified claims from TikTok users