This is actually a great point. Wasn't the 'patriot act' just a pretty obvious way to spy on your own people to advance your agenda? I think Facebook has been more transparent than the government
The truth is that both are right. Both should be punished while, probably, neither will.
Meanwhile, people continue to ignore both warnings while simultaneously complaining about both problems.
It's deeply cynical but not ironic IMO
There's also the fact that different factions within the government have different goals and incentives.