A step-by-step guide to remove your data from Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp
Your best interests have never been a part of Facebook's DNA. They've created some amazing tools and helped connect the world online, but it's come at the cost of privacy and social cohesion. Their platforms have been tailored to keep users addicted and to drive metrics even at the expense of societal problems.
Your precious life moments and conversations should not be owned by a corporate entity profiting from your inputs. You should understand how and why a company is using psychological tactics to keep you addicted, enraged, or feeding you specific types of content.
Click on the articles below to learn more about why you should delete facebook.
New study first to establish causal link between use of the platform and reported worsening in anxiety and depression among college students
Facebook knows, in acute detail, that its platforms are riddled with flaws but hasn’t fixed them. That’s a key finding of a Journal series that launched this week, based on an array of internal company documents. Read all the stories here.
The PR push comes days ahead of a Senate hearing
Someone appears to be pouring enormous energy and effort into a data collection project aimed at building personality profiles from social media interaction…again
A pop-up notification has alerted the messaging app's users to a practice that's been in place since 2016.
WhatsApp assures users that no one can see their messages — but the company has an extensive monitoring operation and regularly shares personal information with prosecutors.
In 2019, 19 of Facebook's top 20 pages for American Christians were run by Eastern European troll farms overseas, internal documents leaked to MIT
Boffins tell US lawmakers social media titans cannot be trusted to police themselves
The documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal show that Facebook feared it was losing market share among teens and tweens to Snapchat and TikTok.
Two big recent exposés about the platform have shown exactly why we should all be on guard by Facebook's 'survival at all cost' strategy, writes Noam Cohen.
Facebook's Antigone Davis, global head of safety, was grilled Thursday at a Senate subcommittee hearing about Instagram's impact on teens' mental health.
Facebook group admins in regional Australia say misinformation is fracturing previously positive online communities and affecting their towns' sense of togetherness.
In an internal memo meant to pre-empt a “60 Minutes” interview, Facebook defended itself and said that social media was not a primary cause of polarization.
Frances Haugen says in her time with Facebook she saw, "conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook." Scott Pelley reports.
“the @60minutes piece was devastating for $FB expect investigations, resignations, & stock annihilation over the coming weeks/months Complete confirmation of everything we expected: their greed & lust for growth built a Frankenstein they can’t control.”
Facebook-owned Whatsapp being down is a reminder that you and your friends should probably be using a more private, non-profit alternative like @Signalapp anyway (or another open-source app of your choice). It's just as free, and takes like 30 seconds to switch. #facebookdown
Data on over 1.5 billion Facebook users is being sold on a hacking-related forum, enabling cybercriminals advertisers to target users.
Facebook whistleblower says company has hid information about dangers of its platforms from public
A former Facebook employee compared the social network to Big Tobacco at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, saying the company has hidden what it knows about the problems its products cause.
Facebook could be facing its biggest scandal yet as a former employee comes forward to expose some of the company's secrets.
Mark Zuckerberg denies claims, heard in the US Senate, that Facebook puts profits before people.
Smears didn’t work for Big Tobacco, but Facebook’s trotting them out anyway.
The problem starts at the top
Facebook’s behavior isn’t just anti-competitive; it’s anti-consumer.
Unrelated to other recent problems Facebook has had, this particular batch of data was scraped from profiles, meaning it's publicly available knowledge. That doesn't stop it from being dangerous.
Whistleblower Frances Haugen adds to long-held concerns that social media site is fuelling violence and instability
Whistleblower Frances Haugen testified that Facebook knew Instagram hurt children. See why the hearings might force Congress to regulate the company.
Philippines journalist Maria Ressa says social media firm is threat to democracy and failing to halt spread of misinformation
Louis Barclay, creator of the Unfollow Everything browser extension that lets users unfollow—not unfriend—all their friends, groups, and pages simultaneously (rather than individually), writes that his program...
A BBC investigation found illegal sales of parts of the Amazon rainforest on Facebook Marketplace. Eight months later, Facebook is banning the sales.
The developer Louis Barclay, who created Unfollow Everything, told Insider he was scared and anxious after receiving a cease-and-desist letter.
The former employee Sophie Zhang has criticized what she believed was Facebook's failure to stop authoritarian regimes from abusing its platform.
Forty per cent of those who responded to an online survey by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies said they had a negative opinion of Facebook
Facebook's lack of willingness to maintain healthy relationships with the media has now bitten it on the backside.
Following the testimony of former Facebook Inc. employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen, most of the public said in a recent Morning Consult poll that the company does not do enough to protect user safety and supports both congressional and corporate actions to remedy the situation.
The tech giant wants to be known for more than social media’s ills.
A trove of internal documents show Facebook didn’t invest in key safety protocols in the company’s largest market.
🔒 google has a secret deal with facebook called 'Jedi Blue' that they knew was so illegal that it has a whole section describing how they'll cover for each other if anyone finds out - google appears to have a team called gTrade that is wholly dedicated to ad market manipulation
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And that $14.25m is supposed to be some kind of record
Study takes a close look at one source of COVID-19 misinformation.
Amended Texas complaint alleges backroom efforts to maintain ad dominance and more
'We've been fueling this fire for a long time and we shouldn't be surprised it's now out of control,' an employee reportedly wrote on an internal message board.
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 people to build the 'metaverse,' and Frances Haugen told UK lawmakers it should invest the money in safety instead.
New warning as Facebook app is suddenly caught secretly 'spying' on millions of iPhone users…
Facebook’s new name is “Meta,” and its new mission is to invent a ‘metaverse’ that will make us all forget what it’s done to our existing reality.
His social network has Meta-stasized
You're not losing your mind: it really does just sound like a worse version of the internet.
Imagine if automakers were the only ones who could test their cars—and they kept the results secret.
A congressional staffer provided the redacted documents to news outlets.
Internal posts and job listings show plans were moving forward.
Children as young as six were the next business target for Facebook
Exploiting data to manipulate human behavior has always been Facebook’s business model. The metaverse will be no different.
Facebook this week announced that it will no longer deploy facial recognition technologies on its platform, but the social network's parent company, Meta, said that the commitment does not apply to its metaverse products
The flood of disinformation unleashed by Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook is drowning audiences around the world.
The founders of the photo-looping app Phhhoto say Facebook strung them along with the promise of a partnership that never materialized.
One in eight Facebook users reported "compulsive" social media use
Scott Galloway thinks Mark Zuckerberg is exactly the wrong person to build an alternate reality.
Roughly three-quarters of adults believe Facebook is making American society worse, a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS finds, with about half saying they know somebody who was persuaded to believe in a conspiracy theory because of the site's content.
Without a functioning FCC, it’s only a matter of time before Big Tech and Big Telecom team up to screw us all.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse is no utopian vision — it's another opportunity for Big Tech to colonize our lives in the name of profit.
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Cosmetics company Lush made waves by permanently shutting down its accounts on many of the biggest social media accounts on Black Friday.
The UK regulator issued a provisional finding in August which said the acquisition was anti-competitive.
Facebook, now called Meta, measures employee sentiment in an internal "Pulse" survey twice a year. We viewed the latest results.
You're not losing your mind: it really does just sound like a worse version of the internet.
Facebook has sold ads promoting anti-vaccine messages, comparing the US government's response to Covid-19 to Nazi Germany, casting doubt on the result of the 2020 election, and even pushing political violence.
Facebook has been accused of using algorithms that amplified hate speech and failing to take down specific posts inciting violence against the Rohingya people.
Big Tech could gain much more personal data on you in the immersive metaverse — and use it to inform its algorithms and advertising partners.
Zuckerberg has a 'moral obligation' to align Meta's child and teen mental health research with established scientific standards, the letter says.
Five days after Facebook changed its name to Meta, an Australian artist found herself blocked, with seemingly no recourse, from an account documenting nearly a decade of her life and work.
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At the group-director and VP level, Facebook staff are getting $3 million to $6 million in restricted stock units each year, one recruiter said.
New documents detail how Chinese officials tap private businesses for online information campaigns, offering a rare glimpse into how China’s vast bureaucracy works to spread propaganda online.
In October, Frances Haugen exposed major issues at the social media giant. Then, company lobbyists smeared her name on Capitol Hill, the Wall Street Journal reports.
While this is a problem, it's not one that scrapping Section 230 would solve.
A ProPublica/Washington Post analysis of Facebook posts, internal company documents and interviews, provides the clearest evidence yet that the social media giant played a critical role in spreading lies that fomented the violence of Jan. 6.
Facebook does not make it clear that, when accounts are deactivated, its data connections continue to get new information.
The cost of keeping Mark Zuckerberg safe keeps going up for Meta Platforms Inc., far outstripping what similar technology companies with high-profile executives are spending.
Meta is letting Horizon Worlds creators sell virtual assets within the worlds they build but it plans to take a significant cut on each transaction.
Before you delete any files, make sure you have a local and/or cloud folder to back up your data. We'll create a folder for each Facebook entity.
Within each Facebook company, you can choose whether to deactivate/delete/remove specific data. Start Prepping.