For research purposes and to communicate with friends, I have another FaceBook account. This account is often deactivated and I simply use it for Messenger. I felt it necessary to bring this up here as, in the past, I’d advocated abandoning social media.
Make no mistake, I am no longer engaging in politics on social media. I keep my new FB account deactivated as much as I keep it online. I still no longer use Amazon, LinkedIn, and many other services. However, many of my friends only communicate by Facebook and that makes it difficult to reach them.
Do I feel like a hypocrite? Slightly. Am I taking measures to avoid feeling like a hypocrite? Yes.