Something remindedme of this the other day. Max Headroom (TV series) - Wikipedia Tell me is this reminds you of anything: "In the future, an oligarchy of television networks rules the world. Even the government functions primarily as a puppet of the network executives, serving mainly to pass laws — such as banning "off" switches on televisions — that protect and consolidate the networks' power. Television technology has advanced to the point that viewers' physical movements and thoughts can be monitored through their television sets". Just change "future" to "currently" then "television" to "mobile device" or "social media accounts" where appropriate.