Facebook is using its army of lawyers to create a Trojan Horse into GDPR law so that they can just demand anybody's private information from any company using the loop hole of "legitimate interest".

It starts with the domain name registrars but doesn't stop there.

If anybody is writing up a "reasons to break up Facebook", please add this to your list.

@njoseph Thanks for this, I will post a link to this to a thread on

as I hve a thread on there about the UK online safety bill.

@zleap @njoseph Facebook must not be broken up, because even the fragments would be evil.

Facebook must be destroyed.

@markusl @njoseph
Well the fact they keep trying to circumvent laws designed for priivacy. data protection is evidenceof this.

Convincing the masses is much harder.

Lets focus on building a much better replacement in the fediverse, But at the same time use these news stories to encourage people to join here.

@zleap @njoseph Some people really understand the problems with #facebook. For others, the arguments seem distant, theoretical, perhaps just an inevitable fact of life. It's hard to overcome FB's overwhelming network effects and people's FOMO.

One thing I think we can all do is to be good company here on the Fediverse — lively, interesting, friendly, supportive — so that this, rather than FB, becomes the place that people don't want to miss out on.

@markusl @njoseph

I agree build something better, and make sure people who join can expect a range of opinions they may not agree with, but are welcome to join in with rational ideas and input.

@njoseph I am writing such a list. And thanks for sharing. I will add it there.

@njoseph I guess Jan Böhmermann should update this:

The episode itself is in German, but the song from this video in miinute 27 is in English:

And the interview with Frances Haugen is in English too.

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