Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the use of data from millions of Facebook accounts, the social network has been under increasing pressure. Mark Zuckerberg may have apologized, but it's not enough. The Facebook action dropped and a #deletefacebook campaign was launched, supported by the former head of WhatsApp Messenger. More recently, many other scandals came up about its security and its total disrespect for users' privacy.
But is it easy to leave Facebook? And what are good alternatives for the various services owned and operated by Facebook?
First of all, if you wish to keep using Facebook, I would strongly recommend that you install Facebook Container in order to isolate your Facebook identity into a separate container and make it harder for Facebook to track your visits to other websites with third-party cookies. I'd also suggest to use uBlock Origin to block most ads and trackers while you're on Facebook or Instagram.
If you're ready to delete your Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp accounts, just follow these links:
Now that we've deleted our accounts, let's look at some viable alternatives to the various services Facebook now owns.
Leaving Facebook is not easy. Facebook operates many services (Instagram, WhatsApp, Events, etc.) that are pretty useful for everyone's daily use of the Internet. But knowing what Facebook does with your personal data and the various security leaks it has suffered in the past, you should ask yourself if the services and benefits Facebook provides are worth the cost.