Facebook has spent a lot of passion last week over the revelation of Cambridge analysts. With Facebook’s growing anger over privacy, millions of users have been surprised and angry, and many have joined online socializing on social networking sites.
As #DeleteFacebook campaigns have picked up steam, at least one of the influential figures in the technology industry is now in a move against the social networking tycoon.
Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, has posted a tweet to Facebook users urging them to leave their social networking sites to the good side. “Time is #deletefacebook,” he wrote on the microblogging platform. This message was posted on Tuesday evening and has already retweeted more than 2,000 times and received more than 5,000 likes. Acton has more than 20,000 followers on Twitter.
It is time. #deletefacebook
— Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018
WhatsApp earned $ 19 billion on Facebook in 2014. Jan Koum, co-founder of Acton and his colleague WhatsApp, joined the social networking site. Jan Koum is still the CEO of WhatsApp and remains on the Facebook board, but Acton closed the company earlier this year to invest $ 50 on the Signal, the OTT messaging app, on WhatsApp’s line. Interestingly, Acton filed a job in Facebook in 2009, but it has been adjusted.
Facebook turned me down. It was a great opportunity to connect with some fantastic people. Looking forward to life’s next adventure.
— Brian Acton (@brianacton) August 3, 2009
It is unclear whether he has strong feelings of rejection almost a decade ago, but recent provocations of Banffface emotions have shown that more than 50 million people are unaware of the controversy surrounding data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica It appears to be accessing Facebook’s data. Agreed, and used them in the United States and elsewhere for partisan political purposes.
Facebook knew about data leaks by 2015, but did not say anything to users until the New York Times and observers stopped the cover up last weekend. Many influential voices in the US Congress demanded Mark Zuckerberg testify as he swears exactly what the company knows, but it did not reveal all of this.