Facebook Experiencing More Pain

Facebook Experiencing More Pain

Websites Breaking Up With Facebook

Cristal M Clark 

When you think about social media, what is your first thought? For many it is a source of entertainment, for some it is annoying, whilst others find it makes them depressed. It is a great source of disinformation and of useful information. 

As more and more consumers are demanding better online privacy Facebook is facing more backlash in the form of one giant conundrum, websites are dropping the Facebook button. 

Big brands, Best Buy, Dell, Ford Motor, Pottery Barn, Nike, Patagonia, Matchand Amazon’svideo-streaming service Twitch have removed the ability to sign on with Facebook. For a time users liked that so that they were not forced to create new accounts, now not so much. 

This move comes on the heels of Facebooks inability to keep user information private, the want to sell user information without properly informing users, data sharing at a whim and having no accountability whatsoever. 

Instead, last year, Facebook changed its name to Meta, in an effort to move the company away from social media and toward a futuristic metaverse, where people work, play and learn in a virtual world. Which is somewhat absurd, even more absurd, you can purchase clothing, land and homes in the metaverse, you actually have to pay for those things with your hard earned monies. 

Companies and consumers are becoming more and more distrustful of social media at every level simply because social media is not careful with user data. 

Apple felt so strongly that Facebook did not bother to care about consumer privacy and tracking that last year IOS was updated to make it more difficult to track and share user data therefor it made it more difficult to target ads. 

But let’s not blame only Facebook, marketers and advertisers are applying pressure to social media to target ads, which means the social media giants will need to track and share user data even without your permission. 

While social media lacks the ability to protect user data, and social media is somewhat careless with user data they are not the only ones to blame if advertisers were not asking for it, social media never would have given it to them. 

Cristal M Clark


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