Which isn’t as easy as it sounds, according to tech expert Amber MacArthur.
Permanently deleting a Facebook account is a complicated process, involving several steps and a detailed knowledge of how the networking site works, she told CTV’s Canada AM Friday.
MacArthur says that even making your Facebook page private can be a challenge.
“Facebook makes it very difficult for you to control your own privacy settings,” she says. “They have a lot of things set up by default so that they’re public … really they’ve made it so complicated to actually go in and manage your settings that you really need to know a lot about how Facebook works.”
And late last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new feature called the “Open Graph,” which ties Facebook to a number of other websites, allowing users’ online preferences to be posted all over the Internet, instead of just on Facebook.com.