The Cambridge Analytica scandal has led to people questioning the role Facebook plays in their lives – and some have deleted their accounts. If you want to keep your account but protect your privacy better, here is some stuff you might want to get rid of.
Your birthday is one part of an important puzzle, which also includes your name and address, with which people can easily access your bank account and personal details
2. Phone number
The best case scenario here is acquiring a polite admirer. Worst case scenario? A stalker who calls you incessantly
3. Most of your “friends”
Oxford psychology professor Robin Dunbar theorised that humans can maintain approximately 150 stable relationships. After looking at 3,375 Facebook users, Dunbar found that of their Facebook friends, 4.1 were considered dependable, and 13.6 exhibited sympathy during an “emotional crisis”. Getting rid of the deadwood can make for a healthier interaction with social media