"[...] Facebook sent me a cease-and-desist letter. The company demanded that I take down the tool. It also told me that it had permanently disabled my Facebook account ... Pointing to a provision in its terms of service that purports to bind even former users of Facebook, Facebook also demanded that I never again create a tool that interacts with Facebook or its many other services in any way."

(Note: No need to share that you deleted your account, sport. So did I.)

@craigmaloney Of course.

Got to protect the money making algorithm. Disabling or even deleting your account doesn't poison that well. Unfollowing everything does.


Given that it’s very difficult to actually delete your FB account (it will stay around for a year and undelete if you ever log back in), it seems like this is a good way to get your account actually deleted.

@craigmaloney @suetanvil don’t worry though: I’m sure they’ll keep a shadow profile around even if you can’t use the site; just to ensure you’re not up to no good, I’m certain

@antifuchs @craigmaloney

No, it’s for the perfectly legitimate reason of getting your connections to vote in their preferred way.

@craigmaloney I had a facebook account centuries ago. But that shitty thing was too unlogical for me, no proper timeline, where to find what I wanted etc., so I deleted it. My Bro had a whatsapp account for a while because of his workmates, but as it wasn't useful, he deleted it at a point where it annoyed him too much. Now he properly calls folks when he wants something of them.

@craigmaloney Can we help the creator of that app to sustain a trial just in case of a change of mind and of a desire to bring Facebook to court?

@GiacomoSansoni You'd have to check with the original author. Best I can give you is a shrug and a "maybe?".

@craigmaloney Meanwhile terrorists, paedophiles and racists are free to carry on abusing people on the platform. Or that appears to be the case at least.

@zleap I'd rather not get into cataloging what can and cannot be on Facebook, and I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't either.

@craigmaloney @kensanata It seems I was right to suspect that publishing my Chrome Extension to hide unwanted stuff on Twitter could end up with me being banned and sent a C&D, heh :\ I wrote code to hide promoted tweets, suggested tweets, “__ replied to a tweet”(or whatever stuff that wasn’t explicitly posted by someone I follow), the Like button, and “Trending”… It makes Twitter so much better to use, but would also reduce their ad revenue, and I figured they’d act on that… so… unreleased heh

@amatecha @craigmaloney time to post this stuff anonymously… on the DARK NET DUN DUN DUNNNN ☠️☠️☠️

@kensanata @craigmaloney hahah no doubt eh, well the code is brutal and I have to constantly re-decipher their newly-obfuscated markup, so it’s usually broken and half-working. I guess that was another factor too, having to keep it up to date for all the users haha 😅

Do I need a tool for it, or can I do it manually?

@craigmaloney I'm always in the edge of deleting my facebook acct. But its become the only method of interacting online for so many of my friends and family that it'd be like getting shunned disfellowed from the family cult.

@craigmaloney if you went and sold a pill that could cure drug addiction the pusher wouldn’t like that

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