That was easy.

Feels good too.

If you use Facebook, even only occasionally, you should be aware of some recent findings. It doesn’t make good reading.

Facebook paying teens to install a VPN which spies on them.

Very creepy ad practices which most users don’t know about.

Most users don’t understand what Facebook is really doing with their data.

Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech.

Facebook takes down hundreds of fake accounts and pages linked to Russia.

I could keep going with links that explain why Facebook is toxic. Worldwide, there are over 2.32 billion monthly active users (MAU) as of December 31, 2018. That’s a staggering figure and shows how much reach and power it has.

Sadly Facebook also owns Instagram, which I do actually enjoy using. At some point in time that may need to go too.

Yes, millions of people find Facebook useful. But at what cost? Something doesn’t feel right. The evidence has piled up to show just how devious this company is. Where does this come from? From the top of course, so more and more people are looking at Mark Zuckerburg.

You have a choice. Use Facebook, lock down the privacy and security, understand that you are the product or delete it and move on. If you are business, you could also consider going Facebook free as the team at Basecamp has done.

Technology should be used for good.

I’m not sure this is the case with Facebook.

A good question to ask is

“would I miss Facebook?”

A suggestion would be to delete the app off your smartphone and see how you get on. My guess is that your time could and would be better spent.

UPDATED: this astonishing article has just been published today (25th February) about the secret lives of Facebook moderators in America.

It makes harrowing reading.

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