Hopping Aboard The #DeleteFacebook Bandwagon

I know I am not alone when I say that I was very disturbed to hear about Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of millions of Facebook users’ information in order to undermine our democracy and infringe on our citizens’ privacy.

I was further appalled to learn that Facebook’s reaction to such a violation was to suspend the account of the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower.

I could no longer in good conscience, use the services of a company that allowed the spread of propaganda and directly aimed it at those most vulnerable.
— Will Ferrell commenting on Facebook

The #DeleteFacebook Bandwagon

Many Facebook users are hopping aboard the #DeleteFacebook Bandwagon now that Facebook has admitted that "malicious actors" could have scraped the data from most of its two billion users without permission. The personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica — rather than the 50 million originally cited.

Mike Schroepfer, Facebook's chief technology officer, says, "Malicious actors have abused these features. Given the scale and sophistication of the activity we’ve seen, we believe most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped in this way.”

If you feel like you're out of the loop on the Facebook controversy you're not alone. Here's a comprehensive collective to explain it all. From Cambridge Anyalytica, the data breach, Facebook's reaction to the #DeleteFacebook Bandwagon that's only gaining momentum. I compiled a list of everything I could find to help you make the best decision about whether or not you're comfortable to continue sharing your personal information with Facebook.

Getting To Know Facebook As Well As They Know You

It’s not a political statement and I didn’t do this because someone dared me to do it. Just don’t like Facebook. Gives me the willies. Sorry.
— Elon Musk

To Delete or Not Delete...

My advice would be to not replace Facebook, but to pick up the phone and make a date to go over to a friend or loved one's house and you know, socialize face to face just like we used to do in the 1900s...where you can "Comment" and "Like" in real time.

P.S. Et tu, Google?

...even Google Chrome is scanning your files...