Years ago, when I set up my Facebook account, I used a bogus birth date on my profile.
When I started getting all these happy birthday messages in March (during tax season) I decided to make my fake birthday a May event.
That day, I received an email from Facebook saying that if I changed my birth date again they would cancel my account.
It was then that I realized that I wasn't the customer but the product.
Ever since that point in time, I have made it a point to lie on every consumer driven product around.
Apply for a Kroger's customer card. I am Rosie Ruiz, one time marathoner.
When O'Charley's asks me if I would like to be a part of their loyalty program.... Sure, My name is Evander Holyfield. Of course, after about twenty of these things (made up birth dates on every one), I think we get one free appetizer, entree, or desert every month.
Here's the point. If you don't want to be manipulated, don't give people the ammunition. Especially, douche bags who couldn't otherwise cared if you lived or died.
So here's my suggestion.
Don't use Chrome, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. I use the Brave browser with Duck Duck Go for search engine.
If you don't want your political views manipulated don't give the government your political affiliation. How do you think the government gets the information to gerrymander congressional districts?
Pollsters? Why would anyone tell a pollster the truth about anything? All the pols do is use that information to manipulate you into supporting their cause and the media uses them to support their political narratives.
So when in doubt lie lie lie and lie some more.
If we feed the machines lots of shit for fuel it sure as hell won't run well.