WhatsApp co-founder joins call to #DeleteFacebook as fallout intensifies

WhatsApp Co-Founder Says “It Is Time” to Delete Facebook

WhatsApp's other co-founder Jan Koum continues to lead the company.

Brian Acton sold WhatsApp to Facebook for a whopping $19 billion dollars and had been working with Facebook since the last September 2017. Acton continued to be associated with Facebook after the sale, but quit earlier this year to start another company Signal Foundation.

Meanwhile, The Guardian quotes a Facebook spokeswoman saying, "Mark, Sheryl and their teams are working around the clock to get all the facts and take the appropriate action moving forward, because they understand the seriousness of this issue".

Facebook is under major scrutiny right now by regulators for its role in the misuse of user information by Cambridge Analytical, as the latter saw its world come crashing down after Canadian whistleblower Christopher Wylie broke the news of user abuse of over 50 million accounts, related to the 2016 USA election.

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He tweeted, "It is time". "This is part of a comprehensive internal and external review that we are conducting to determine the accuracy of the claims that the Facebook data in question still exists", the California social network giant said. And he isn't done merely with WhatsApp - in a post on Twitter today, Acton told his followers to delete Facebook. According to reports by the Observer and New York Times, Cambridge Analytica illegally used the personal information obtained via Facebook to profile and target voters with political advertisements.

Many people have turned against Facebook after the recent revelation that data of 50M Facebook users was breached in the US Presidential Election, this data played an important role in the outcome of the election. Kogan violated the Facebook policy by selling the data as the app was not allowed to use the data for commercial purposes.

As the years have progressed, WhatsApp has increasingly grown its interdependence on Facebook infrastructure with a plan for deeper integration about sharing data with the parent company.

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