This weeks topic to me was another week where we (the media students of tomorrow) half ignore the fact that the tools of our trade, social media, in particular, are often used to take advantage of the public. Our information, opinions and viewership habits have value. the bidders who want this info do so by petitioning these social media companies.
The Cambridge Analytica Incident comes to mind when considering incidents where this process has been used in an objectively negatively way.
Privacy is considered valuable because people are predictable with base information anyone thoughts become words screamed into a megaphone.