WhatsApp Co-Founder Starts #DeleteFacebook Twitter Campaign
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton sent out a terse tweet last Tuesday which called for a boycott of Facebook.
In his tweet, Acton simply wrote “It is time.” with the hashtag “#deletefacebook”. It is believed that the remark was in relation to the privacy fiasco involving Cambridge Analytica, a London-based analytics firm which had apparently scraped Facebook for data of around 50 million users, and used it to influence the outcome of the 2016 US elections.
Investigations against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica are now being initiated by authorities in Europe and US after the issue was revealed by whistleblower Christopher Wylie.