Interestingly enough, #deletefacebook was the number two trend on Twitter over the past week. Many of those tweets give some excellent and compelling reasons to finally abandon the data stealing, manipulative, privacy selling social media monstrosity known as Facebook.
Zuckerberg, you've created a monster that's gonna bite you. You've programmed millions to feel they have the power, and woe be to anyone who thinks otherwise - including you. If millions of users decide they're gonna bring you down, they're gonna bring you down.#DeleteFacebook— John Lundin 🌊 (@johnlundin) October 14, 2019
Maybe some of those reasons aren't compelling enough for you, well there's something else going on with the platform that may make you look a little more critically at it.
Let's say, hypothetically, that If you just received a rather suspicious Facebook message from a relative you know full well to be dead looking to tell you about a great new financial opportunity. More than likely, you’d report the fraudulent account to Facebook.
And that’s exactly what many Facebook users have said they did right before the company locked them out for for doing so.
#facebooklockout— Joshua Tenio (@wrrjsh) October 13, 2019
I have the same case with others, I just reported an account that pretends to be someone whom I know personally and facebook locked me out. Isn't that supposed to happen to the account I reported? So is it dangerous to report an imposter now? @facebook
#FacebookLockout is gaining ground on Twitter with users who are finding themselves locked out of their Facebook account for doing the right thing and reporting scammers and imposter accounts on the platform.
Affected users have tried to reach Facebook through contact forms for assistance, but their calls for help have, of course, been ignored. Or Facebook would demand something like a photo ID, to which a user might comply, but still find themselves locked out of their account even though they abided by Facebook's own terms.
So perhaps it may be time to finally take a critical look at how the platform operates and decide for ourselves whether or not the shady service is worth continuing.