Facebook has come in for a lot of criticism lately, and one of the biggest is that it collects a massive amount of personal information on each of its users and uses that information for its ad targeting. Then there’s the fact that the social network became a tool for a large number of Russian operatives to spread fake news and ill feeling during the 2016 election cycle, and it’s still being used that way today. And the fact that early executives say Facebook was deliberately designed to suck up as much of your time as possible.
Or maybe you’re just sick of wading through funny animal videos and inspirational sayings set against sunsets and mountains.
Whatever the reason, you’ve had enough of Facebook and you want out.
Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as it sounds. There are options for getting out of Facebook, depending on exactly what you want to have happen and, frankly, how much time you have to invest in the process.
None of this is as easy as it should be, but here’s how to do it: