Facebook is in serious trouble. Since reports of how Cambridge Analytica allegedly used the platform came to light, the call for users to eliminate their presence on platform has increased. Now, even the co-founder of WhatsApp, a company owned by Facebook, has told the world that it is “time to delete Facebok.”
Brian Acton, one of the creators and founders of WhatsApp, has posted a message on his Twitter saying “it’s time. #deleteFacebook”. With no need for more words or more context, his message coincides with the terrible week that the social network was going through due to reports of how Cambridge Analytica improperly used its data.
It is time. #deletefacebook
— Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018
Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014 for about $22 billion and Brian Acton left the company in 2017. After leaving Facebook, Acton invested some 50 million dollars in Signal, a messaging platform known for its emphasis on security and privacy.
Facebook could face very rigorous scrutiny by authorities around the world after the revelations of Cambridge Analytica. In the United States and the United Kingdom, lawmakers have expressed concern about this possible security breach (which Facebook refuses to call data leakage), and even the British Prime Minister shown interest in the case.
Whether you agree or disagree with Acton’s suggestion, we recommend you check which Facebook apps have your personal data and stop them from collecting these data.
[ via Engadget ]