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On social media, your privacy is at risk even if you don’t have an account

As per the recent study, on Twitter and Facebook, your privacy is at danger even if you don’t have an account.

How personal details moves on social media platforms such as twitter and facebook, has become a strong factor in protest movements, national elections, and fall and rise of commercial brands.

Particular Choice has long been recognized as a bedrock principle of online privacy. If you don’t wish to be on facebook, you can not sign up in the initial place.


While some felt that once they are off these platforms, their privacy is safe, the recent study points toward the contrary.

The new study also indicates that if a person leaves a social media platform–or never joined–the online posts and words of their friends still offer about 95% of the potential predictive accuracy, of a person’s future activities–even without any of that person’s data.

The study was put out in the journal Nature Human Behavior.

As part of the study, the team of experts, from the University of Vermont and the University of Adelaide, collected more than thirty million public posts on Twitter from 13,905 users.

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With this information, they showed up that information within the Twitter messages from 8 or 9 of a person’s contacts make it viable to anticipate that person’s later tweets as precisely as if they were facing directly at that person’s own Twitter feed.

According to James Bagrow, lead researcher of the study, “when you sign up for Facebook or another social media platform you think you’re giving up your information, but you’re giving up your friends’ information too!”

“There’s no place to hide in a social network,” says Lewis Mitchell, a co-author on the study.

According to the researchers, findings of the study show that privacy on social media is like second-hand smoke. It’s controlled by the people around you.

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