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Sat Nov 2, 2019, 01:16 PM

I'm going to delete my Facebook account.

This is what I posted on Facebook today. I'll do the delete in a week. Unless you're dependent on Facebook for getting pictures of your grandchildren, or keeping up with valued friends and family, I encourage you to do the same.

Iím inspired by SereneBabe*, but in my case itís with the aim of adding to the pressure on Mark Zuckerberg to follow Twitterís excellent example and not accept political advertising. That would easily solve the problem of whether or not an ad is a lie.

Since I only visit Facebook once or twice a month, and almost never post, this wonít be a big sacrifice. But it will be one more data point in the #DeleteFacebook wave of people who say ENOUGH!


https://serenebabe.net/with-no-claims-of-moral-purity-im-quitting-facebook/?fbclid=IwAR3qg6QkY7AaBl4cZOJiG2YmcoUbJ5F6IyKbm3UJjIZWvPIXHvvu9L9ppAQ

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Reply I'm going to delete my Facebook account. (Original post)
LAS14 Nov 2019 OP
hlthe2b Nov 2019 #1
LAS14 Nov 2019 #3
crickets Nov 2019 #6
defacto7 Nov 2019 #2
Elwood P Dowd Nov 2019 #4
Ferrets are Cool Nov 2019 #5
EricaGriswoldAuthor Nov 2019 #7
Sherman A1 Nov 2019 #8
fescuerescue Nov 2019 #9
Sherman A1 Nov 2019 #10

Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 01:30 PM

1. I thought about registering many times but have always had qualms. I know I miss some things, but

I am glad I never gave up my info to them. Good for you on your decision.

Now, given their greedy determination to allow overt political lies that can undermine voting and add to the horrendous conspiracy theories driving the division and paranoia in this country, I find the excuses for remaining on Facebook to be nothing more than self-serving. Sorry, FB-loving users and/or apologists, but you know on some level I am right.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 02:05 PM

3. One of the comments that just left me flabbergasted was when Zuckerberg...

... said that people should be able to make their own decisions about what is true and what is not. And just how are they supposed to do that? In the past we've relied on news purveyers to do some vetting for us. What are we supposed to do? Hire a stable of fact checkers???? Spend three hours doing research and give up our second job and let the kids get their own dinner? HE'S SO CLUELESS!!!!!

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 03:06 PM

6. I think he knew exactly what he was saying

It's one of the many reasons why he is such an odious individual. He knows what he's saying and doing, and he does it just because he can.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 02:00 PM

2. Excellent decision!

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 02:26 PM

4. I left Facebook when Obama was president.

It had turned into a cesspool of lies and conspiracy theories from the repuke side of my friends and relatives. Trying to get off Facebook was almost a bigger pain than getting rid of AOL back around 1999. They make it a difficult process.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 02:44 PM

5. The only reason I have one is for business

if it was not necessary for that purpose, I would not have one.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 04:34 PM

7. I am trying to quit

it's hard. People organize events on Facebook and they are events I can sell my books at in person, which I plan to do once this one I'm working on is finished.

I find twitter more useful for getting an audience for my work though.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 04:45 PM

8. Yeah, Whatever.....

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 07:18 PM

9. I love it when people who hate social media and facebook

Feel the need to announce that they are quitting it. On Facebook.

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Response to fescuerescue (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 07:22 PM

10. Precisely

Very much the GBCW theme.....

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