I go to Facebook for the cat and baby pictures, and knowing what people are actually doing in their lives. I want to see vacation pictures and people just living and enjoying themselves. I don't want to see re-shares from accounts who post polarizing shit that's mean to make everyone angry.
And slowly, I started to check facebook less often. Now I log onto facebook maybe once or twice a week. And that is only if I need to contact someone.
I believe other institutions have caused people to live out false lives prior to Facebook as well. But I can actually damage facebook by _not_ posting content and not sharing my life there. I don't even have to encourage others not to. I just have to avoid resolving the domain.
1) as you said there was nothing in that ad that would make me come back, rather if I had not already been aware of it I would have searched about it to learn - the Streisand effect.
2) there was another similar ad, from another company, about breaking trust, Wells Fargo bank -> nuff said.
TL; DR Terrible easy-to-share content on Facebook motivated my friends and I to switch to iMessage groups.
I quit facebook because they kept showing peoples links I didnt care about.
It just happened to be around the same time as all of the drama.
I just dont like it anymore. Bring me back to when friends had statuses rather than links.
i really do not appreciate corporate apology tours breaching my adblockers and reaching my everyday life. it's creepy. it's annoying as hell.
and it just convinces me that the only company that would go this far to profess their own innocence is guilty as hell.
the fact that the entire campaign focuses on "fake news" is a bit tone deaf.
people aren't even upset with facebook over the fake news so much as their business model of stealing user data then selling it.
best case scenario is they're toast in 10 years due to demographic decline.
While I am still technically a user my engagement has drastically gone down due to the excessive "trending" and "suggested" post bullshit