WhatsApp messaging service co-founder Brian Acton has urged users to “delete” Facebook amid a massive data harvesting scandal in which information of 50 million people was leaked allegedly to influence the 2016 US presidential election
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton left Facebook in September 2017 and joined a foundation. “It is time. #deletefacebook,” CNN quoted Acton as saying. Brian co-founded WhatsApp with Jan Koum which was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for $19 billion., In the UK, members of the Parliament summoned Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to give evidence to a select committee investigating fake news.
UK’s Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham earlier said she would be applying to the court for a warrant to search the offices of Cambridge Analytica—the UK-based political consulting firm accused of using the data of 50 million Facebook members to influence the 2016 US presidential election
Facebook has found itself in deep trouble after it emerged that data analytics company Cambridge Analytica allegedly misused the data of 50 million Facebook users.
That data may or may not have been used to help the Donald Trump election campaign and Vote Leave
Brian who founded a non-profit organization “The Signal Foundation” expressed his view on Twitter with a brief tweet It is time.
It is time. #deletefacebook
— Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018
Delete, then forget it. Now’s the perfect time to think about privacy.
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— Brian Acton (@brianhacton) March 22, 2018
How To Delete Your Facebook Account Permanently
To delete your Facebook account permanently follow this link, it will ask you for your Facebook password or follow these steps and say goodbye to your account:
- Click the account menu down arrow at the top right of any Facebook page in your web browser.
- Select ‘Settings’
Choose ‘Security’ in the left column.