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Facebook wertet auch nicht Veröffentlichtes aus

Was über Google bereits bekannt ist, gilt nun auch als für Facebook erwiesen. In einem Paper mit dem Titel „Self-Censorship on Facebook“ geht hervor, dass Facebook niemals veröffentlichte, aber ins Eingabefeld eingetippte Entwürfe speichern und analysieren kann1. Abstract:

We report results from an exploratory analysis examining “last-minute” self-censorship, or content that is filtered after being written, on Facebook. We collected data from 3.9 million users over 17 days and associate self-censorship behavior with features describing users, their social graph, and the interactions between them. Our results indicate that 71% of users exhibited some level of last-minute self-censorship in the time period, and provide specific evidence supporting the theory that a user’s “perceived audience” lies at the heart of the issue: posts are censored more frequently than comments, with status updates and posts directed at groups censored most frequently of all sharing use cases investigated. Furthermore, we find that: people with more boundaries to regulate censor more; males censor more posts than females and censor even more posts with mostly male friends than do females, but censor no more comments than females; people who exercise more control over their audience censor more content; and, users with more politically and age diverse friends censor less, in general.

Jo dürfen’s denn des überhaupt? Ja, weil jeder Facebook-User der Nutzung und Verwendung solcher Informationen mit Akzeptieren der AGB (hier der Punkt „Sonstige Informationen, die wir über dich erhalten“) zugestimmt hat.


  1. Wohlgemerkt: kann. Es aber momentan angeblich nicht macht.