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[libreplanet-discuss] helping friends kill their facebook accounts

From: Daniel Pocock
Subject: [libreplanet-discuss] helping friends kill their facebook accounts
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:30:33 +0200
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One of the issues that comes up when helping people get off proprietary
social media is the amount of data retained even if they close their

It is easy enough for somebody to take a backup of their Facebook
account and then click to delete it.

Is it better for people to go through their profile more vigorously
though, messing up all the data?  For example, changing their date of
birth to something random (if they actually used their real DoB to begin
with), deleting the groups used to classify friends, deleting photos,
deleting things like their relationship status, maybe even deleting all
their posts and comments one by one?

Should they do it all in one go, or stagger it over 2 - 3 months so that
it is not so obvious that they were putting in false data before account

Are there any existing articles or blogs that are recommended for people
going through this process?

Are there any tools that can help people?

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