After the Cambridge Analytica revelations, Facebook is seeing a lot of account deletions these days. One of those who believe that the Clear data from Facebook is a very right move is the founder of WhatsApp, Brian Acton.
But here things get complicated as WhatsApp, a leading platform mobile messaging, owned by Facebook…
With a very short tweet earlier today, Acton reported "it's time #deletefacebook," a message that 26.000 + social network members who have followed it apparently felt as a recommendation to abandon the largest social network.
There were no other explanations but after this message, we can understand that Brian Acton is not the biggest friend of Facebook's new direction.
Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014 for $16 billion, but while co-founder Jan Koum is still part of companys, Acton decided to retire last year and invest in messaging platform Signal.
The reason for this tweet alleged against Facebook is obviously related to the latest revelations about the role of the social network in the American elections of 2016.
For those who have not attended the events, the analyst company Cambridge Analytica based in London is accused of violating Facebook's terms of service after it managed to obtain and share information from 50 million users without their consent.
The data was used for support of Donald Trump's election campaign with highly targeted ads for each individual.
Due to the scandal, Facebook shares fell back on 2,6% on Tuesday, and an ever-increasing number of users are deleting their accounts.