Beware of Facebook
I have now found that my Instagram account, which I have hardly used for years, has been blocked due to an alleged violation of the rules. Now, of course, we are facing a much more fundamental problem, namely the abuse of economic power and a quasi-monopoly on Facebook worldwide. Facebook has more than 2 billion users, Instagram at least 600 million, WhatsApp 1.2 billion users, all one company. They trade our data worldwide. We have no control over it. Referendums and elections are decided, partly by using data sold by the Facebook group to disseminate fake news. Facebook also places political advertisements during election campaigns without ensuring the slightest control over their truthfulness or legal admissibility. IT’S TIME TO BREAK THE POWER OF FACEBOOK if we don’t want to accept unforeseeable dangers for our democratic societies. The same also applies to other overpowering Internet companies.
I will continue my work without and against Facebook. For my friends I can still be reached via my Twitter account Lothar Birkner and WordPress: lotharbirkner.wordpress.com and of course via email firstname.lastname@example.org additionally (as long as it still exists) via WhatsApp Lothar Birkner +49 171 4836576 or for Germany 0171 4836576. I am happy about every contact.
CONTROL THE POWER THE MIGHTY INTERNET GROUPS!