I’ve heard the excuses and I get it. You have family on Facebook. You have friends on Instagram. Maybe you can’t completely give up on those platforms. But you can shut them down for a month.
Facebook has not made enough progress in the last 4 years to deal with misinformation and hate. In the final stretch of the presidential campaign, why are we supporting any platform that risks the consequence of fake news and conspiracy stories spreading unchecked? Are we going to stop using Facebook and Instagram now, or are we going to wait until after Trump is reelected?
You don’t have to use Micro.blog. But don’t spend another minute on Facebook-owned platforms until after the election.
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