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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton Agrees With Social Media Outcry To Delete Facebook

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WhatsApp is a Facebook-owned company that the social media giant bought in 2014 for $16 billion from its co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton.

One outstanding thing about its fellow benefactors(co-founder) is that while Jan Koum keeps on leading the organization, Brian Acton left the organization not long ago to begin his own particular non-benefit foundation. 
As indicated by The Verge, Brian Acton has taken to his Twitter account and is asking his devotees (followers) that ample opportunity has already past that they deleted their Facebook account. 


The ebb and flow information spill debate where Cambridge Analytica abused client information taken from Facebook by means of an outsider which should utilize this information for a look into purposes, has unquestionably inflicted significant damage on Facebook both in budgetary and also lawful terms. Various online developments urging Facebook clients to erase their profiles on the web-based social networking stage have risen with the #deletefacebook hashtag getting steam in the course of the most recent few days. WhatsApp fellow benefactor is the most recent voice to be in help of this hashtag.

       It is time. #deletefacebook

The report went on to add that WhatsApp declined to comment on the statement while Acton “did not immediately respond to a request for comment.” It is unclear if Acton feels the same way about WhatsApp because that technically comes under Facebook. Acton had recently invested about $50 million in privacy-focused Singal app, often regarded as an alternative to WhatsApp.
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. The data sharing has raised eyebrows in past with agencies focusing on privacy and even governments investigating the policy.
Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp, speaks at the WSJD Live conference. Image: Reuters
As pointed out by the report, Acton is not the first ‘former Facebook executive’ to express concern, displeasure or discomfort about the company after leaving the place.

As reported previously, Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice president of User Growth added that the company has made such tools that are destroying the society.

What is concerning here is the fact that figures that were high up in the command chain at Facebook, seem to be aware of the implications of the social media giant and what its effects on the society are. They are often unforgiving in their criticism after leaving the company.
This indicates there are things that need fixing inside Facebook and it needs to change things significantly.
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