Why ACT should stop using Facebook

Posted on Feb 24, 2020

The Alliance for Concerned Teachers (why it is a .com instead of a .org perhaps has some hidden meaning behind it) is right in going against the Philippine National Police’s profiling of teachers and students. However, what they don’t understand is how relatively easy it is to identify teachers and students - just by microtargetting them on Facebook!

If the ACT is really against profiling of sorts, they should actively go against the use of Facebook by their members and their members’ schools, and not to forget, the Department of Education (DepEd). The continued use of Facebook by DepEd, schools and teachers, forces students and parents to provide more information to Facebook, which makes microtargetting (and profiling) easier and more accurate. All it takes is for the PNP to use their intelligence funds (and not to forget, they can get DICT to help them) to buy adverts and target specific demographics.

So, ACT, if you are really serious, ACT to protect the teachers and students (and their parents)!