ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “People and businesses are removing their social media accounts | ABC News” – below is their description.
With all the talk about online security and privacy, you may be considering removing your social media presence.
But in a time when many of us seem to be connected online, does disconnecting mean you no longer exist?
It’s not just a question for individuals, but also businesses like the British cosmetics retailer, Lush, which has decided to step away from Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok and Snapchat.
The company says they’re doing this until these platforms “take action to provide a safer environment” for users.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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