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How to remove the “likes” you made to Facebook pages that you no longer want to follow

27 mayo, 2021

You may find it funny at the time to “like” that web page that keeps putting pictures of kittens, but now you find it a bit tiresome. Or maybe you followed in the footsteps of a music group that no longer interests you in the least. What’s more, maybe some of these “likes” have been outdated and you may not have noticed since Facebook, as you know, does not show you all the content.

How to update your profile and avoid this? Yes, you can go to your Facebook account, go looking at the “likes” and click on “I no longer like” those that no longer interest you. Another faster and easier option is to use Like Cleanser, a tool that connects to your account and returns you, in list format, all the likes What’s wrong currently.

That you no longer want to follow a certain page? Easy: press the button that appears next to it in Like Cleanser and voila, the tool itself will take care of marking it as “I don’t like it anymore” and to transfer it to Facebook. Also, the application is opensource and you can check its source code.

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FACEBOOK keeps a record of ALL WEBSITES you visit so you can DEACTIVATE IT

Does it really matter what “I like”?

I know what you are thinking: what difference does it make if I follow or unfollow a page? Simple: if it is not useful for you or you no longer want to read what they publish, it is best to click on “I no longer like it”. Otherwise, this could help other companies target advertising at you. For example, when using the tool I verified that it was following the Euro 2012 page. I don’t remember giving it a “like”, but there it is. Other companies could, by setting up their ads, target them to people who like Euro 2012 … and then they would reach me.

In addition, we cannot forget that Facebook has a powerful search engine, such as Graph Search, which allows you to view all this data in a simple way. Some time ago it became fashionable to look for people who liked things that were contradictory or controversial with each other. “Mothers of Jews who like bacon”, “Married people who like prostitutes”, “Mothers of Catholics from Italy who like Durex”, and so on. From time to time it does not hurt to check what you have given “I like”, just in case…

Link | Like Cleanser
Image | Thomas Angermann