Should you delete Facebook? WhatsApp co-founder thinks so

Dianna Christensen
March 22, 2018

One of the co-founders of WhatsApp, Brian Acton, commented using the trending Twitter hashtag #deleteFacebook on Tuesday, 20 March evening with a short tweet. It isn't clear if he feels the same way about WhatsApp or Instagram, which Facebook own.

Brian Acton sold WhatsApp to Facebook for a whopping $19 billion dollars and had been working with Facebook since the last September 2017. (FB) users to delete their accounts in the wake of accusations that Cambridge Analytica misleadingly obtained personal data from 50 million of the social network's members to influence the USA presidential election in 2016. It has been alleged that the data firm used this to influence and sway voting patterns in favour of US President Donald Trump during his presidential campaign back in 2016.

"It is time", Acton tweeted from his account, adding the #deletefacebook tag. To Mark Zuckerberg's relief, both the France and United Kingdom rulings on WhatsApp and Facebook are still just country level. Some of that reflects fear that changes in Facebook's business will hurt profits or that advertisers and users will sour on the social network.

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To brush up what has been happening in and around Facebook for the past few days, the social media giant has been accused of data breach during the 2016 Presidential election.

This comes after the company is accused of 50 million users data leak. The company now faces the prospect of a congressional hearing, stock market plunge, and multiple investigations both in the USA and U.K. However, the last time we checked, Acton's Facebook profile was still there. A previous Facebook investor and former mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, Roger McNamee, wrote recently an op-ed calling for the founder of the social network along with other social media chiefs, to be sub opened by Congress.

The number of Google searches on 'how can I delete Facebook' has spiked over the last 48 hours since details of the apparent privacy breach emerged.

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