I love Facebook. LOVE it. During the past few years, Facebook was sometimes the highest emotional point of my day. But Facebook also amplified my own anger, and there was already plenty of anger to go around.
Plus, since reading about how Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to help get Trump into office, I have felt guilty about using Facebook. I figured if my clicking on Facebook has given Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer a hand in their nefarious schemes, then Facebook might not be worth the pleasure I get from it. Still I stayed on Facebook until they blocked my access and told me I needed to scan and upload either my CDL or my passport. (This was following a post I thought was relatively mild, in which I pointed out the senators who voted against gun-safety background checks. — Hint, don’t share that post on your page unless you, too, want to get booted off.)
I don’t want to give FB my info. I don’t want them to have my data (or yours). But you all have made Facebook an important part of my life. I’m hoping that you will email me once in a while — cut and paste in the posts you’re putting on Facebook.
I wonder if there’s any way to have a People’s Facebook — one that we know won’t share our data. One where we can stay connected without the high price we may have paid for loving Facebook so much.