So, you finally deleted your Facebook account. The misinformation, the scams, the data privacy issues, the odd company decisions (like the one giving politicians a pass to lie) — it all just became too much.
Your Facebook profile is now gone, and you’ve moved on to other social media platforms like … deleting Instagram?!
You probably know this, but just in case you don’t: Facebook owns Instagram. And while those platforms might have felt different enough before, Instagram is increasingly experiencing the same kinds of problems — coronavirus disinfo, a role in the foreign influence on elections, scams — found on Facebook.
If you’re ready to tap out of Facebook altogether, it might be time to say goodbye to your Instagram account, too.
Pixelfed is not as big as Instagram but has similar features like disappearing Stories and is centred around photo posting, but you are not locked into one node as it is federated. If numbers of follower is more your thing then Mastodon is an excellent Twitter alternative with millions of users, and is also federated.
See How to delete your Instagram account. Bye, Mark Zuckerberg.