As we move further into the age of technology, there is no reason to expect the use of social media and the internet will decline. The government's inability to create a uniform technological landscape across offices and departments around the nation along with the shifting view of privacy in America has created openings for non-governmental companies, like Facebook, to collect the information freely given by citizens. This makes the privacy policies of social media companies civil rights and liberties issues for individual citizens as well as a national security concern. This paper argues that until the public, and policy makers, understand the thread of a new body controlling mass amounts of information on the American public, few concrete steps will be take to protect users' privacy and the integrity of the country's data infrastructure.
"A Case Study on American Social Media Privacy: Facebook and Government Oversight,"
Commonwealth Review of Political Science: Vol. 4:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.murraystate.edu/crps/vol4/iss1/4