When comparing Facebook vs Mastodon, the Slant community recommends Mastodon for most people. In the question“What are the best Social Networking Platforms?” Mastodon is ranked 3rd while Facebook is ranked 30th. The most important reason people chose Mastodon is:
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Anyone can post
Pro Social publishing
Pro Actively developed
Pro Jabber Texting
Pro Open Standard
Pro Open Source
In a way because social platforms show you what seems most relevant to you, you may end up not seeing things that are important; a kind of self-censoring.
Con Known cases of censoring
Facebook had cases of censoring content, pro Conservative US party for example.
Con Actively repress 1st amendment rights of americans despite being an american company
Violations of our highest laws is not acceptable behavior.
Con Will censor and ban you if you post anything that goes against government approved narrative
Even if you are posting truth and facts.
Con Lacks OMEMO encryption
The de facto standard for Jabber Texting [xmpp].