With millions of users, the social media site Facebook has been under scrutiny recently after it was learned they were monetizing user data. WEMU's Lisa Barry speaks to Garlin Gilchrist II from the Center of Social Media Responsibility at the University of Michigan's School of Information about the best ways to protect your information on social media.
Garlin Gilchrist II, founding executive director of the Center for Social Media at the University of Michigan School of Information, says people were not aware their personal information would be used in this manner.
At a time when our relationship with the internet and social media is evolving, Gilchrist says companies need to work harder to present their user policies in a way that more people can understand just what they are signing up for.
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