Time to Delete Facebook, says WhatsApp Co-Founder, Brian Acton

By Aravindhsriram / March 21, 2018

Back in 2014, Jan Koum and Brian Acton, a co-founder of WhatsApp become rich personality after Facebook bought the company for $16 billion. They two were leading the company even after been sold to Facebook, but in a while, Brian Auton changed his mind and started his own foundation, which made him quit from WhatsApp earlier this year. As per the official report, he invests $50 million into a signal to supercharge encrypted messaging firm, a competitor to WhatsApp.

Most recently, Acton tweets "It is time. #deletefacebook" in his account asking his followers to delete their Facebook account.

This comes after the company is accused of 50 million users data leak. Cambridge Analytica, a London-based data mining, and analytics firm misused the Facebook's user information without their permission, failed to act according to their terms of service.

Due to the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook controversy, Facebook dropped its shares by 8 percent on Monday, says CNBC. This made the Cambridge Analytica firm to suspend his CEO, Alexander Nix.

The company states,

“The board of Cambridge Analytica has announced today that it has suspended CEO Alexander Nix with immediate effect pending a full, independent investigation.

“In the view of the board, Mr. Nix’s recent comments secretly recorded by Channel 4 and other allegations do not represent the values or operations of the firm and his suspension reflects the seriousness with which we view this violation.”

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