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When you HAVE to use Social Media Comrade 03/16/2020 (Mon) 04:05:25 No. 494
Sometimes you just NEED to use a certain social media site for something considering how most-all activity on the internet now goes through about 12 or so sites. I hate these social media sites, and you probably do to, but their ubiquity among the public means that sometimes you just need to use them for whatever reason. So, how can you use a social media site whilst maintaining some security? Obviously you can make a fake account, but what is the best way to do that? What resources can we use to do this? Thanks in advance.
I'm probably just an extreme introvert, but I never felt the need to use facebook, all I ever used it for was playing some of these browser games back when I was 12. but that's really only talking about facebook, I still use youtube to listen to music and use wattsapp to communicate with some people and there's probably not much of a difference there in terms of security and privacy.
>Sometimes you just NEED 'no'
>>504 I mean in our case if there is a lefty group or whatever that unfortunately still uses FB or whatever.
Many of these have become unbelievably invasive. Just as one example, you basically have to get yourself a burner cell phone just to make a Google account these days, because eventually they lock you out of your account unless you respond to a text message for two-factor authentication (re: identity triangulation). An option I have heard might be a possibility but still haven't tested out is to use JMP/Jabber with XMPP to simulate a phone for text messaging.
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>>494 Use alternative front-ends which reduce the amount of direct data the adtech companies get. Unfortunately they are read-only. If you need an actual account to interact with others >>513 is on the mark about how ridiculous it gets. Twitter - https://github.com/zedeus/nitter/wiki/Instances Youtube - https://github.com/omarroth/invidious/wiki/Invidious-Instances Instagram - https://github.com/cloudrac3r/bibliogram/wiki/Instances Try to use an instance that's different from the main one. (e.g. don't use nitter.net right now, it's being bombarded by Japanese people, and invidio.us gets its scrapers blocked somewhat frequently by Google).

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