Social Media Expert on Facebook’s Data Breach
Amidst continuous investigations into Facebook and potential Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential election, the social media goliath now has a new issue to face in a report stating the company misused over 50 million users’ confidential information. For several media outlets including BBC, Money Magazine and HuffPost, Newhouse professor and social media expert Jennifer Grygiel spoke about this breach, and how it still may not change many users’ habits.
“As our lives become more and more intertwined with the digital world through sharing economy apps like Uber and Airbnb to social media like Snapchat and Facebook, the ability for the user to opt out of things is very limited,” Grygiel said to the HuffPost. “And at this point, a lot of users have even been on Facebook for more than 10 years. What are we going to do ― boycott it? It’s not really a reality.”