Frahm said staying on social media wasn't worth the "political and moral costs", despite giving him a way to promote his music.
In a statement on Facebook Nils said: “The picture repeatedly drawn to me is one where I cannot afford to Facebook because of the access to fans it represents. It feels like I’m being held hostage by a force out of my control.”
Nils Frahm has three shows in Paris coming up this weekend, before embarking on a tour of the United States and Canada in March.
Harry Lye is a freelance writer, follow him on Twitter
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