Facebook provides NOTHING. You need email anyway to use it. They want your phone number.
They make billions selling your personal information.
The right sidebar is full of clickbait fake news (Fake claim of a death of a celebrity is common).
They have frequently misrepresented earnings.
I was considering a boycott after Mark Zuckerberg’s Manifesto (link to review).
Read the comments.
BBC exposes Fake Cancer fund pages on Facebook.
Instead use email, SMS, voice, Skype text etc to keep in touch.
Use Bcc: not To: or Cc: if emailing more than one person.
At the very least:
- Do not click on any advert.
- Do not “like” anything.
- Do not use your real name.
- Do not post photos of your family.
- It’s probably criminal and certainly abusive to post information or photos of anyone else on your facebook page without their permission.