A recent study suggests that Facebook is considered to be the least secure social media platform, despite TikTok’s ties to China and longstanding controversies.
Before receiving the results from the latest tech surveys you’d be forgiven for thinking that TikTok takes the crown as the least secure social media platform, at least as far as public opinion is concerned.
Plagued by accusations of Chinese spyware and repeatedly called out for vague personal terms of service, TikTok hasn’t had the best reputation since it entered the mainstream a year or so ago.
Yet, despite all that, Facebook came out on top as the least trustworthy and secure of the bunch, beating Snapchat, TikTok, and everything in between, though the viral music app did clock in at a close second.
A new study conducted by the University of New South Wales Sydney found that 65.9% of people are ‘concerned’ about Facebook’s security. 59.3% of participants felt the same about TikTok, while LinkedIn bagged the most confident users with only 37.6% saying they were worried.
Unsurprisingly, Gen Z seemed the least concerned overall as 36% said they were not apprehensive about security risks on TikTok.
This isn’t exactly a big shocker, given that most young people have grown up with invasive tech and obscure personal terms of usage on nearly every device they use, and many expect their online activity to be monitored. Look up any ‘FBI watching me on my camera’ meme if you don’t believe me.