Louis Barclay recently created a tool called “Unfollow Everything” that lets Facebook users delete their News Feed is one swift click.
According to The Verge, the tool is a browser extension and will unfollow everything and everyone a person follows. This removes a users News Feed, which is the algorithm controlled by Facebook.
“I still remember the feeling of unfollowing everything for the first time,” Barclay told Slate. “It was near-miraculous. I had lost nothing, since I could still see my favorite friends and groups by going to them directly. But I had gained a staggering amount of control. I was no longer tempted to scroll down an infinite feed of content. The time I spent on Facebook decreased dramatically. Overnight, my Facebook addiction became manageable.”
Facebook did not like this and immediately issued a cease-and-desist letter.
According to Insider Paper, the letter stated that he had violated the site’s terms of service because it directly impacted interactions of users.
The company then disabled his Facebook and Instagram accounts, and he removed the tool to avoid the legal battle.
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