I have become a skeptic, as well.I don't have a VPN service in place, because generally not worth it.
But I wouldn't trust any thing like truth social. I know what can be tracked, burner email or not.
I've become more cynical in my age, and a level of experience in the technology.
Recently, I was at the mall and looked at a map to find a store.
There was a little sticker saying "You are here".
They must be following me.