I stumbled across an blog post by Dmytri Kleiner from May of 2012 that has a criticism of a recent speech given by Eben Moglen. You can find the criticism here. For the most part, I agree with the criticism and the conclusion. It’s discouraging and almost ominous.
Practically, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to opt-out without some consequence. It’s also as difficult as Moxie Marlinspike says, “reduce the scope” of your choice to use these platforms.