Delete Facebook: WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton's message to netizens

Delete Facebook: WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton's message to netizens

Delete Facebook: WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton's message to netizens

Facebook has been under the scanner following the data leakage of its 50 million users for alleged political purposes.

In a post on Twitter, Acton told his followers to delete Facebook. WhatsApp's other co-founder Jan Koum continues to lead the company.

Many people have turned against Facebook after the recent revelation that data of 50M Facebook users was breached in the US Presidential Election, this data played an important role in the outcome of the election. Apparently, Facebook knew all about this data leak in 2015 but the public wasn't made aware of this news until this weekend.

Facebook bought instant messaging platform WhatsApp in 2014 for $16 billion. In September, Acton left the company to start the Singal Foundation.

It turns out even $19 billion isn't enough to convince people of the merits of Facebook.

Delete Facebook: WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton's message to netizens
Delete Facebook: WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton's message to netizens

"It is time. #deletefacebook", tweeted Acton. WhatsApp declined to comment.

British lawmakers have also summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to give oral evidence after "misleading to the Committee" occurred at a previous hearing.

According to an Associated Press report, the chairman of the United Kingdom parliamentary media committee, Damian Collins, said Facebook officials "have been misleading to the committee".

Hours after Facebook's announcement, exposés about the company's practices were published in The New York Times and the Guardian. WhatsApp co-founder is the latest voice to be in support of this hashtag. With Cambridge Analytica, Facebook said it had suspended the organisation and its parent company the SCL Group from the network. His app, "thisisyourdigitallife", offered a personality prediction, and billed itself on Facebook as "a research app used by psychologists". Facebook has also said that it has hired a digital forensics firm, Stroz Friedberg to conduct a comprehensive audit of Cambridge Analytica.

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