Respose to a podcast
Just listened to @ChrisWere's #Aprilcast on signal, while I agree that you most the time you don't need services like #Facebook but sometimes people require to have a Facebook account for work, Zoom Is an good example of this. If you don't agree with the teams you lose your source of income. I think the only way to fight this at this rate Is taking political action against the economic system that allows for It. 1/2
Respose to a podcast 2
While It's good we have services like XMPP, It won't have any real world impact.
Providing alternatives Is not enough. The only way of solving this issue Is overthrowing capitalism and putting these big tech platforms like YouTube and Facebook under public ownership with democratic accountability.
Monopolies are part of human nature and we can't win under their rules.
With #Whatsapp I would rather use SMS as It's already built Into your phone anyway.