Few accounts Facebook closed at Quebec for the moment

News 24 March, 2018
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    Mark Zuckerberg, boss and founder of Facebook, must have the smile less spontaneous these days.

    Étienne Paré

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    Unsubscribe from Facebook remains a phenomenon that is still very marginal in Quebec, with only a dozen people who have joined the movement #DeleteFacebook.

    “It was a long time that we knew that Facebook was complicit in the fake news. But then one has the proof. Facebook is perverting the democratic process. It has become the social manipulation on a large scale.

    “It has nothing to do with what it was at the beginning,” said Francisco Sottolichio.

    On Tuesday, Montreal announced ” that he was preparing to abandon Facebook “… on his page Facebook.

    The concealment of personal data of 50 million Americans by the british cabinet Cambridge Analytica, which would have contributed to the election of Donald Trump, has been the straw that broke the camel’s back for the web designer of 46 years.

    Francisco Sottolichio knows that he cannot do without the social network of the day to the next.

    “Completely remove my profile would be too complicated to manage. It will most be done gradually, a little like an old friend that you lose sight of. One time, I’m just going to stop thinking about to go on my account “, sees it, not hesitating to qualify Facebook of a ” drug “.


    The site has two billion users around the world.

    For Sébastien Provencher, the healing process began Sunday. Disappointed by the reaction of the leaders in the controversy, he has deleted his page in good and due form.

    “This was not a gesture of impulsive. It can’t be anyway. It is necessary that you backup your list of friends : it can always serve you later.

    “You have to make sure that you do not have other accounts on other sites that are related to your page Facebook,” advises one who has worked in the field of social media from 2007 to 2012.

    Not even fear

    For the blogger Michelle Blanc, the movement #DeleteFacebook do not worry Mark Zuckerberg for the time being.

    “It should fall in the next few days. The problem is that there is no other social network that can seriously replace Facebook at this time “, she notes.

    There will be indeed a before and an after Cambridge Analytica, by contrast, ensures the consultant in digital strategy.

    “The ball is now in the hands of governments. If Facebook does not change its practices with respect to privacy, it is not impossible for it to disappear.

    “Before Facebook, there was MySpace. And after Facebook there will be something else “, suggests Michelle White.