WhatsApp co-founder, who sold to Facebook, says #DeleteFacebook*
Of all the people who have turned on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, this may be the biggest yet. Brian Acton, co-founder of the internationally popular WhatsApp messaging service, sent out a tweet from his unverified Twitter account late Tuesday telling people “It is time. #deletefacebook.” Earlier in the day, the #DeleteFacebook hashtag trended in the wake of accounts that Facebook user information landed in political advertisers’ hands without the consent of users.
Acto_B1. Deactivate your Facebook account_\n1. Go to Settings.\n2. Cl* (No Going Back, Baby!!)_n’s tweet is a notable move considering he sold WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion in 2014 and worked there until late last year. WhatsApp was founded in 2009.
Facebook has come under increasing fire for mishandling its user data. A series of reports in The New York Times, Observer and UK’s Channel 4 said University of Cambridge lecturer Aleksandr Kogan and a political data analytics firm called Cambridge Analytica worked together to leak information on more than 50 million user profiles from Facebook. Facebook learned of the effort in2015, but didn’t discuss it publicly until last Friday. Both Acton and Facebook declined to comment.
*In case you’re inspired and you do want to delete your FB account, then follow these steps:*
_A. Backup your Facebook data: Before saying goodbye to your Facebook life, you should backup your data in case you need it at a later point in time._
1. Go to Settings.
2. While in the General tab. Click Download a copy of your Facebook data.
3. Click Start My Archive.
4. Enter your Facebook account password. Click Submit.
5. Click Start My Archive in the Request My Download box.
_B1. Deactivate your Facebook account!!)_