I came home to a package containing a printout of all 351 pages of it! Obv the dystopia cares about wasting paper. [...] The background check company is Sterling Talent Solutions, and it looks like they contracted with Fama Technologies for this part of the report. [...]
To those asking - I did not give them my handle or permission, I'm assuming they just found this via my (old) name. [...] The especially creepy part is this didn't turn up anything at all relevant or incriminating! I keep personal info on my non-public accounts. But their shitty algorithm means that my "reputation" and "character" is flagged as questionable and sent to my boss. [...]
Though I also liked the "positive flags" section that picked up the words donate and volunteer - most of which were critiques of capitalism and charity culture.
"Enjoy your dystopia!"
@kmlefranc: I had to get a background check for my job, and it turns out the report is a 300+ page pdf of every single tweet I've ever liked with the work "fuck" in it.
Tags: big brother, corporations, doomed, security
Foone had a pretty spiffy twitter thread about this: https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1223707098237657088
> But their shitty algorithm means that my "reputation" and "character" is flagged as questionable and sent to my boss. [...]
In this case the "algorithm" accurately flagged someone who would go on to embarrass the company on social media.
Ah, yes, the classic mistaking the result for the cause.
You can try to paint this guy as some kind of privacy whistleblower but that's not even how he describes himself.
Except that they didn't say a word about the company they were applying for.
probs good to hide behind that 'NT' handle in case some potential future employer decides to run a reading comprehension check