admittedly, the wikileaks founder is kooky but he does have a point. the american gov probably does use facebook and google and other sites to research people. but this isn't exactly news. everyone probably knows that already and those who want to remain in the shadows just don't use these sites.
as long as we're weaving conspiracies, i think facebook was designed by the chinese gov so the US teenagers squander their times and fall behind their chinese counterparts 🙂
anyhoo, facebook sucks.