Private Information

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on April 28, 2017

Question(s)

1. Cartoonists often use exaggeration to make a point. What point is the cartoonist making through exaggeration? – What point is he not exaggerating?

2. Do you think the cartoonist is making a fair assertion? Explain your answer.
b) Ask a parent the same question. Compare your answers.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Steve Kelley
























Answer(s)

1. Cartoonist Steve Kelley is exaggerating the method Facebook, Google, and internet providers use to acquire information about you to sell to advertisers. They don’t actually have people standing over your shoulder writing down everything you do online. But their tracking methods acquire the same information. Nothing you do online is private.

2. a) Opinion question. Answers vary.
b) Answers vary.