Stephen Colbert: “Pimp” Facebook Tracked His Staff’s Phone Calls, Family Trees, Face Algorithm


Stephen Colbert looked at the growing Facebook scandal on Friday’s Late Show. “You’re not the customer,” he explained. “Your life is their product. And Facebook is the pimp.”

The CBS late-night host, who is very proud he has never had a Facebook page – “You know nothing about me, Suckerberg!” – said staffers have downloaded their Facebook histories and “they found that Facebook keeps a record of some pretty crazy stuff.”

“Like all all calls made from their smartphone,” Colbert revealed.

“And a family tree of all their relatives.”

“And, one of my writers even discovered that Facebook has an algorithm for his face.”

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