The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Facebook in the Spotlight

Apr 2, 2018

Facebook, a household name, lost 50 billion dollars in value in one day–the day it was revealed to have allowed the sale/access of the personal information of 50 million people. Cambridge Analytica, a data firm, collected the info under false pretenses and then used it to mine an even wider group of users.

Can anyone really be surprised? In this society, the internet is a venue to sell information for profit. Profit always seeks its highest yield–whether it’s selling merchandise or political elections.