Whatsapp co-founder urges people to delete their Facebook account

Whatsapp co-founder urges people to delete their Facebook account

He recently tweeted out on the hashtag "It's time #deletefacebook".

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".

Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, speaks at the WSJD Live conference.

One of the co-founders of messaging service WhatsApp now wants everyone to delete their Facebook account.

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Even the founder of WhatsApp - which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion - tweeted "It is time #DeleteFacebook". He stayed with the company for several years before starting the Signal Foundation. With the Anton then made a decision to invest $50 million into Signal Foundation, a non-profit organization and direct alternative to WhatsApp.

Facebook knew about this data leak back in 2015, but didn't make the information public. After learning this, Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica and Kogan but it also came under scanner and started receiving criticism from various sectors. "Consumers have a right to know how their information is used - and companies like Facebook have a fundamental responsibility to protect their users' personal information", wrote NY attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman.

Sandy told Guadian that Facebook did not use its enforcement mechanisms or audit external developers to ensure data was not being misused.

Hours after Facebook's announcement, exposés about the company's practices were published in The New York Times and the Guardian. That creator then passed on the data to Cambridge Analytica, which is against Facebook's policy.

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