For some time now, I have only used Facebook to a limited extent, have long since deleted the app from my phone and have occasionally wished that I could leave Facebook completely.
At the same time, in recent years, the dark, unethical and problematic sides of Facebook have only become more and more apparent and it has now reached a point for me, where I to such a great extent do not want to be on Facebook’s platforms anymore, that I’m now trying to minimize my use of all Facebook’s platforms as much as I can – with a view to hopefully get to the point where I can eventually disable or delete all my accounts.
I have therefore now deactivated my Facebook profile. My messenger will be active a little longer yet – but with a view to pull the plug sometime in the future. If you want to contact me, please use other platforms.
If one of your reasons for leaving Facebook is that you no longer want to support the company, it’s not only Facebook, but also Instagram and WhatsApp you have to leave, because these are owned by Facebook.
It will therefore also affect my presence on those platforms. My WhatsApp account has already been delete.
Instead, I’m going to post a bit more here on bjarkeraabjerg.dk, and will also – at least until further notice – still be present on Twitter.
Jaron Lanier: Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
04 Oct. 2020
The Guardian: Rebels within: the Facebook staff openly challenging Zuckerberg
14 Sep. 2020
BuzzFeed News: “I Have Blood on My Hands”: A Whistleblower Says Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation
23 Jul. 2020
BuzzFeed News: “Hurting People At Scale” Facebook’s Employees Reckon With The Social Network They’ve Built
22 Feb. 2019
BuzzFeed News: Former Facebook Employees Say The Company’s Recent Prioritization Of Privacy Is All About Optics
10 Sep. 2018
The New Yorker: Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?