WhatsApp co-founder joins campaign for users to delete Facebook app

WhatsApp co-founder joins campaign for users to delete Facebook app

WhatsApp co-founder joins campaign for users to delete Facebook app

Acton's tweet of #DeleteFacebook does not come at a good time for the company, and will further raise questions about the social network and its policies.

Acton sold Whatsapp to Facebook for $19 billion (£11.4 billion) in 2014 - the largest deal in Facebook's history.

Amid a growing row over data breaches linked to the popular social media company, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg was summoned before a United Kingdom parliamentary committee.

Tweet of Acton proves to be the most high profile addition tweet for the thousands of the users who have also raised their voices joining this the most high profile addition to the hundreds of thousands of voices #DeleteFacebook which is now trending on the social media site Twitter.

What makes Acton's opinion more interesting than your average commentator's hot take is that Facebook made him extremely wealthy when it bought WhatsApp back for $19bn in 2014.

He has also invested $50 million into a new messaging app Signal, which is independently owned, in a bid to increase privacy and encrypted messaging.

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The giant of social media network's shares fell for a second day on Tuesday, closing down 2.5 percent, as investors concerned that its dealings with the firm might smash up its reputation, put off advertisers and invite restrictive regulation.

Cambridge Analytica is alleged to have used the harvested personal data to deliver pro-Trump messages to them, with the intention of influencing the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, according to the report.

Zuckerberg has not made a public statement on the recent concerns over Facebook's user privacy and data protection protocol.

The Cambridge Analytics scandal may have severe repercussions for the future of Facebook.

Authorities in the United States and the United Kingdom are seeking explanations from bosses at both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica about how the data was gathered, where it went and how it was used.

British lawmakers have also summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to give oral evidence after "misleading to the Committee" occurred at a previous hearing. Delete Facebook or not to delete Facebook?

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