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Religious views, political views, addresses and the "Interested in" field are some of the information that will be removed from user profiles. It goes into effect on December 1.

Matt Navarra, a social media consultant, spotted a small change on Facebook. People spent a lot of time filling out their profiles on Facebook. It was not the same. The information on your page is more important than the information on your profile on newer social media platforms. Privacy problems have made volunteering your personal information less enjoyable. Some people think they can get away with faking details.

Interested In, Religious Views, Political Views, and Address are some of the profile fields that are being removed. We are notifying people who filled out the fields that they will not be able to do so. The change doesn't affect anyone's ability to post on Facebook.

Meta has a broader public relations effort. The tech industry wants the public to know what's normal and what'ssensitive. For example, Meta will tell you that Facebook doesn't use sensitive data for advertising, even though researchers discovered serious problems.

After violating the Housing Rights Act, Facebook had to remove sensitive ad targeting categories such as race, region, and sexual orientation. Advertisers zeroed in on the interest in Jewish holidays rather than the fact that someone is Jewish in their ads. Thousands of other categories have been removed by Facebook.

There are a lot of data you can still use, such as location information or web browsing history, which can show the sensitive details that are supposed to be off limits. A recent study shows that Facebook uses demographic data to target ads to users of different races and genders. White people aren't as likely to see ads with black people.

A platform filled with barely used features and cluttered, confusing interface is being streamlined by Facebook. Not only did it cause societal problems, but it is also not cool anymore. The younger and slightly hipper sibling of Facebook has seen its cache decline as users leave in droves.

The company is in bad shape. Last week it laid off 11,000 workers. In order to build a mixture of virtual and augmented reality, the company's CEO moved away from social media and towards a moonshot goal. The only source of income for Meta is Facebook andInstagram. Despite being the world's most popular messaging service, it hasn't contributed much to Facebook's bottom line. Executives at the company are struggling to reverse the downward spiral as they try to update the platforms and keep up with trends in the post-TikTok era.

It's admitting defeat when you dial back the ways you can update your profile. Facebook needs to move quickly if it wants to stay relevant.