WhatsApp Co-Founder Says People Should Delete Facebook

21 March, 2018, 08:15 | Author: Sergio Cook
  • Despite never meeting the two chatted for most of the day before arranging to meet for a drink later that night

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, who left Facebook a year ago was straightforward about his position on the social media network when he took to Twitter and simply said, "It is time".

"It is time", Acton ominously tweeted.

Facebook had bought WhatsApp in 2014 for a whopping sum of $21 billion.

Definitely a weird tweet from Acton-let's see what he has to say next about his tweet, and whether it was actually him sending the message or a "hacker". The company is right now dealing with the Cambridge Analytica data scandal and now WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has asked his Twitter followers to delete Facebook.

Acton is not the first to call for a boycott of Facebook over the election scandal, as actor Jim Carrey publicly announced he would be dumping his stock in the company and deleting his personal account in February, stating, "We must encourage more oversight by the owners of these social media platforms". There are quite a few tweets around the hashtag, with the social network being accused of not taking user privacy and data seriously.

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Authorities have been with her family "shoulder-to-shoulder throughout this ordeal", she said. Police say alcohol is not believed to have played a role in his disappearance.

They did this by creating a quiz that was taken by 270,000 Facebook users.

Facebook said University of Cambridge psychologist Aleksandr Kogan, who developed the app used to harvest user data, also agreed to cooperate.

The "Delete Facebook" train just got another passenger. Apparently, Facebook knew all about this data leak in 2015 but the public wasn't made aware of this news until this weekend. Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook empire is now suffering after news broke out in the media that the privately held company have acquired private user data of 50 million users on Facebook through series of leaks.

Facebook communications statement has been issued which says, "The claim that this is a data breach is completely false".

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