Stop Using Facebook

A list of reasons to stop using Facebook and its platforms Instagram and WhatsApp.

Index

People Farming

Modern mainstream technology uses surveillance capitalism as it's primary business model, also coined as people farming.
This is a systemic problem that extends to Google, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok, Zoom, Discord, and many others.

Reasons To Stop Using Facebook Right Now

Internal documents show the company routinely placing public-relations, profit, and regulatory concerns over user welfare.
- The Atlantic

Slave Trade & Human Trafficking

Because Facebook tolerated and profited from slave trade and human trafficking.

Brexit

Because Facebook facilitated Brexit by spreading misinformation, made a fortune and tried to sue to prevent people from finding out.

Ethnic Violence

Because Facebook fanned ethnic violence and destabilized democracies for profit, most recently in Myanmar and Ethiopia.

Lobbying

Because Facebook is lobbying against privacy laws, globally.

Spying

Because Facebook was covertly paying teens 13 years old and older to spy on them.

Private Messaging

Because Facebook gave exclusive access to your private messages and friends to large tech companies, device vendors, retailers, entertainment sites, automakers and media organizations.

Climate Change Deniers

Because Facebook hired climate change deniers as fact-checkers.

Email Passwords

Because Facebook stole 1.5 million people’s email contacts after asking them for their email passwords.

Phone Advertising

Because Facebook took the phone number you gave them for “security” reasons and then used it for advertising.

Keeps Videos

Because Facebook keeps all videos you upload, even when you “delete” them.

Emotion Manipulation

Because Facebook is experimenting manipulating your emotions by showing you specific content.

Facebook AI

Because Facebook employees are reading your private messages one by one to train Facebook’s artificial intelligence.

Product Fusion

Because Facebook plan to fuse Instagram Facebook and Whatsapp is not about your privacy. It’s about consolidating all the data they have on you.

Instagram Passwords

Because Facebook updated an old press release with information that millions of passwords of instagram accounts had been compromised while the Mueller report was being released in order to avoid criticism and scrutiny.

Patriot Author

Because Facebook hired the author of the PATRIOT act, the most significant threats to civil liberties privacy and democratic traditions in US history as general counsel.

F*ck Ethics

Because Facebook employees say “F*ck ethics - money is everything”.

Conspiracy Theories

Because Facebook not only knows conspiracy theories are being spread on the platform they make a fortune out of it.

Targeted Ads

Because Facebook just pretends to let you know the reason you see certain ads.

Tax Avoidance

Because, like most major US technology companies, Facebook avoids paying taxes with company constructs in Ireland.

Alternatives

Everyone Hates Facebook - so what now?

Social Media

Scuttlebutt

A decentralised secure gossip platform.

Mastodon

With millions of users, Mastodon is the most popular alternative social network.

Friendica

A Facebook-style social network with no central ownership.

Diaspora

Facebook alternative based on the principles of decentralisation, freedom and privacy.

Pixelfed

Ad-free photo sharing app with chronological timeline.

Messaging

Cabal

experimental peer-to-peer community chat platform.

Signal

Open-source text, voice and video messaging app developed by a non-profit organization. Sustained entirely by grants and donations.

Zulip

Open-source text, voice and video messaging.

Jitsi

Open-source, secure video chat.

Dino

A modern open-source chat client for the desktop.

About

This website is an updated, static version of the now-defunct www.stopusingfacebook.co

The source can be found at https://git.sr.ht/~rostiger/stopUsingFacebook

The contents of this page are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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