Many businesses, non-profits, and local government offices where I live use Facebook as their primary, or exclusive, online presence. I don’t want to make a Facebook account, but I would like to be able to see some of the content that is posted there; are there any alternative front-ends that won’t abuse me with trackers? So far I’ve only been able to find dead-links that are years old.

e.g. For Reddit there is teddit and libreddit, For youtube there is invidious, twitter has nitter, etc.

@ChampWeird
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Not sure for the browser, but for Android, there is Frost. I use it instead of the FB app and like it. No ads either, although that may be my pihole blocking them. https://f-droid.org/packages/com.pitchedapps.frost

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Better than nothing I guess 🤷🏽‍♂️

This project scraps mbasic into an RSS feed. It is more for personal use, and some features require an account. https://github.com/yshalsager/facebook2rss

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For browser I’d just use Firefox with the Facebook Container extension

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I heartily recommend Frost too. one downside: if you want to chat with people in EU and UK, FB limits some features (not sure what) for privacy compliance and such chats don’t show up in Frost

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Please excuse my ignorance, but what do front ends do?

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So I take it that frontends just help keep your info from sites you don’t want to have it?

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But be careful! If you login via a front-end, the site/app is still getting your data. Even if you’re not logged in, they can probably see your IP (the front-end is still requesting data) and associate that with your account. So use a VPN alongside a front-end, such as Infinity or Frost. I also recall reading privacy policies that handle data not officially connected to an account (logged in?) with more opacity and exploitation…

I don’t understand the workings of this all, and this is simply my impression without thorough research. I’m fairly sure my points are true, but please feel free to correct me.

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*oopsie, listing examples of front-ends after suggesting a VPN is confusing. I recommend ProtonVPN - open-source and audited (a few years ago).

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That’s too bad…

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