WhatsApp co-founder says to delete facebook- Social media conflict

WhatsApp co-founder says to delete facebook- Social media conflict

A little backstory in case you missed it - data mining and analytics firm Cambridge Analytica misused Facebook user data in violation of Facebook's guidelines and terms, leading to a continuing, huge scandal.

However, last month, along with Moxie Marlinspike, the WhatsApp co-founder unveiled the Signal Foundation, which supports rival messaging app Signal. Despite Facebook helping him to a $6.5 billion net worth, he has joined the chorus of voices speaking out against the social media giant. (FB) users to delete their accounts in the wake of accusations that Cambridge Analytica misleadingly obtained personal data from 50 million of the social network's members to influence the United States presidential election in 2016.

Data of some 50 million Facebook users, mainly in the USA, was harvested without their explicit consent via their friend networks.

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.




Acton's advice is notable because WhatsApp is owned by Facebook. At the time, Acton kept his job and got $3 billion from the transaction.

Brian Acton, the cofounder of the messaging company Facebook paid $US19 billion to acquire four years ago, tweeted on Tuesday that he believed it was time to stop using Facebook. Delete Facebook or not to delete Facebook? However, the firm was not authorised to have that information. After three days of chaos about what recently happened with the data of over 50 million user profiles, people are now fearing that their privacy is at stake.

Authorities in the U.S. 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. Hundreds of thousands of users were paid to take a personality test and agreed to academic use of the data.

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