Facebook Gets Into Deeper Trouble As Whatsapp Co-Founder Urges Users To Delete Their Fb Accounts Right Away
Looks like Facebook controversy is getting worse as time passes. The social media giant is being slammed for its violations relating to privacy of users. However, the latest attack might just be a bit hard to swallow.
Brian Action, the co-founder of Whatsapp who also worked with Facebook even after selling the app to Facebook for a whopping $19 billion in 2019, had no second thoughts while lashing out at Facebook.
Action twitted a while earlier and it was pretty straight-forward and asked users to delete their accounts and joined in the trending #deletefacebook.
It is time. #deletefacebook
— Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018
It is a huge low for Facebook since it is coming from a man who was associated with the firm as he was heading the Whatsapp division inside the social media giant, before quitting earlier in the year.
#deletefacebook I stopped personally using it seven years ago. I still have a fan page but I don’t directly manage it anymore. I get that it has been useful for many for a time but at this point the detriments outweigh its usefulness.
— reggie watts (@reggiewatts) March 21, 2018
Most of the users are feeling cheated and violated with Facebook’s policies that maintain user data and how that data is shared with third-party developers.
— Stephen A. Rhodes (@StephenARhodes) March 20, 2018
As expected the users are coming hard at Facebook after it was reported that a political data analysis company Cambridge Analytica accessed 50 million Facebook users’ data without their permission.