WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton wants you to delete Facebook

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton wants you to delete Facebook

WhatsApp's co-founder Brian Acton tweeted today telling everyone to "delete Facebook".

"It is time.#deletefacebook" Acton said without elaborating any specific reason.

Acton did not follow up to his tweet, which sends a mixed message about parent company Facebook (surely Mark Zuckerburg can't be happy about the message). And this declaration arrives somewhat as a surprise, for Facebook purchased Whatsapp in 2014 for a whopping $19 billion.

Ever since former Cambridge Analytica employee Christopher Wylie revealed how the tech firm exploited Facebook to harvest data and "target the inner demons" of 50 million users, all tech hell has broken loose.

Definitely a weird tweet from Acton-let's see what he has to say next about his tweet, and whether it was actually him sending the message or a "hacker". It is unclear if Acton feels the same way about WhatsApp because that technically comes under Facebook.

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Facebook lost 2.6 per cent after it said it faced questions from the US Federal Trade Commission about how its users'personal data was mined by a political consultancy hired by Trump's campaign.

One of the co-founders of messaging service WhatsApp now wants everyone to delete their Facebook account. His WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum still remains on the Facebook board. Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook empire is now suffering after news broke out in the media that the privately held company have acquired private user data of 50 million users on Facebook through series of leaks.

He further claimed that Facebook felt like it was better not to know what happened with the data as it was in a stronger legal position if it didn't know about the abuse that was happening.

Hours after Facebook's announcement, exposés about the company's practices were published in The New York Times and the Guardian.

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