Whatsapp co-founder Brian Acton urges users to delete Facebook account

21 March 2018, 01:16 PM
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Whatsapp co-founder Brian Acton on Tuesday urged users that it was high time they deleted their Facebook accounts.

Brain took to Twitter asking users to delete their Facebook accounts, joining the online movement encouraging Facebook users to delete their profiles on the social media platform with the #deletefacebook hashtag.

The tweet comes at a time when Facebook has come under the close scrutiny of regulators and its stock price plunge following concerns over data privacy in the wake of revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of user data.

Brian wrote, "It is time" followed by the hashtag #deletefacebook. The Verge approached Brian for a comment in support of his post, but he is yet to respond. WhatsApp declined to comment on the matter.

Facebook bought WhatsApp for USD 16 billion back in the year 2014. Jan Koum and Brian Acton were the co-founders of the instant messaging application company back then, until Brian, who is worth USD 6.5 billion decided to quit to start his own venture. Koum continues to lead the company.

First Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 01:07 PM

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