Palo Alto California,
WhatsApp’s co-founder Brian Acton tweeted today to “delete Facebook”.
Tweeted Acton, “It is time. #deletefacebook”.
It is time. #deletefacebook
— Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018
Acton’s tweet comes even as Facebook is in the eye of a storm after reports emerged that a political data analysis company Cambridge Analytica accessed 50 million Facebook users’ data without their permission.
By the way, Facebook took over WhatsApp in 2014, for $19 billion. Although after the sale also Acton continued to be associated with Facebook but quit earlier this year to start another company Signal Foundation.
On Monday, That British firm Cambridge Analytica, a consultant, for now, US President Donald Trump‘s Presidential campaign, reported Facebook’s shares fell 7 percent, used data, including user likes, inappropriately obtained from Facebook users to try and influence the elections held in November 2016.
“Facebook pronounced two days ago it has hired a digital forensics firm to investigate the data leak,” reported AFP. A Facebook statement said “the forensics firm Stroz Friedberg would “conduct a comprehensive audit of Cambridge Analytica,” and that the company had agreed to comply and provide access to its servers and systems.”
“University of Cambridge psychologist Aleksandr Kogan, who developed the app used to harvest user data, also agreed to cooperate,” Facebook said.
It added that “Christopher Wylie, a Canadian data analytics expert who worked with Kogan and who revealed the data leak to media, had declined to cooperate with the audit.”
The California social network giant said, “This is part of a complete internal and external review that we are conducting to determine the accuracy of the claims that the Facebook data in question still exists”.