Facebook tends to "recommend" your account based on IP and collected data. How do I keep it hidden from people that are geographically related to me? I want to create a pseudo-anonymous account that isn't linked to my real identity in any way.

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    Go one step further and dont use facebook
    – yeah_well
    Feb 17, 2021 at 11:32
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    Just because you spoofed your IP and location doesn't mean you won't show up on your mutuals recommended.
    – yeah_well
    Feb 17, 2021 at 11:32
  • Good advice, still, I'd like to be able to use it without compromising myself Feb 17, 2021 at 11:33
  • @yeah_well, yeah, I know that. That's why I don't even bother... Still, I took some precautions: 1) I don't use those accounts on a phone 2) I have anti-tracking filters installed in my Mozilla Adblocker (uBlock origin) 3) I didn't link a phone number when created those accounts 4) In Instagram I checked "Private Account" setting Feb 17, 2021 at 11:38
  • This is off-topic in this community. Anyway, the answer is that Facebook is very good at tracking and identifying people (that's their main goal), so unless you go for full-anonymity (difficult and painful to achieve) there's no guarantee of success.
    – reed
    Feb 17, 2021 at 11:40

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Avoid using Facebook and Instagram. It's that simple.

Delete your Facebook Account.

Facebook is not your friend, it is a surveillance engine. ― Richard Stallman

Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented ― Julian Assange

Redact allows you to automatically clean up your old posts from services like Facebook.

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