By Wikipedia definition:
“A mafia is a type of organized crime syndicate whose primary activities are protection racketeering, arbitrating disputes between criminals, and brokering and enforcing illegal agreements and transactions. Mafias often engage in secondary activities such as gambling, loan sharking, drug-trafficking, prostitution, and fraud. -> https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafia “
and further we have the definition of organized crime::
“Organized crime is a category of transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for profit.”
organized crime is also of several kinds, and facebook can be identified by two definitions:
“White-collar crime (or corporate crime, more accurately) refers to financially motivated, nonviolent crime committed by businesses and government professionals … Typical white-collar crimes could include wage theft, fraud, bribery, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, labor racketeering, embezzlement, cybercrime, copyright infringement, money laundering, identity theft, and forgery.”
“Financial crime is crime committed against property, involving the unlawful conversion of the ownership of property (belonging to one person) to one’s own personal use and benefit. Financial crimes may involve fraud (cheque fraud, credit card fraud, mortgage fraud, medical fraud, corporate fraud, securities fraud (including insider trading), bank fraud, insurance fraud, market manipulation, payment (point of sale) fraud, health care fraud); theft; scams or confidence tricks; tax evasion; bribery; sedition; embezzlement; identity theft; money laundering; and forgery and counterfeiting, including the production of Counterfeit money and consumer goods.
Financial crimes may involve additional criminal acts, such as computer crime, elder abuse, burglary, armed robbery, and even violent crime such as robbery or murder. Financial crimes may be carried out by individuals, corporations, or by organized crime groups. Victims may include individuals, corporations, governments, and entire economies.”
so according to all this definition we have this:
“brokering and enforcing illegal agreements and transactions”
“illegal activity, most commonly for profit.”
“nonviolent crime committed by businesses … Typical white-collar crimes could include: insider trading … ”
“financial crime is crime committed against property, involving the unlawful conversion of the ownership of property (belonging to one person) to one’s own personal use and benefit”
which is exactly what facebook did and below you have texts taken from the site nbcnews.com :
“In some cases, Facebook would reward partners by giving them preferential access to certain types of user data while denying the same access to rival companies”
just like a genuine mobsters (see the definition of mafia at the beginning of the article) !
and more …
“Facebook gave Amazon special access to user data because it was spending money on Facebook advertising. In another case the messaging app MessageMe was cut off from access to data because it had grown too popular and could compete with Facebook”
According to NBC, we, the Facebook users, are just merchandise (bargaining chip) for them, we just waste our time giving likes, putting pictures and shopping online (clicks on ads), and they just make money, billions and billions of dollars … without us that giving the acceptance for the use of personal information to have absolutely nothing to gain!
“leaked Facebook documents shows how the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip.”