#DeleteFacebook: Public call over data leak gets WhatsApp co-founder's support
New Delhi : A public call #DeleteFacebook by several people received support from Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging app co-founder Brian Acton.
The joined hands with thousands of Facebook users protesting, demanding everyone to delete the application over alleged data leak of 50 million profiles.
Facebook had bought WhatsApp in 2014 for a whopping sum of $21 billion.
While there is a huge debate going over this, there were many users who also pitched an idea to ditch all social media platforms owned by Facebook.
Comedian Jim Carrey, an outspoken critic of Facebook, tweeted in February that he was dumping his Facebook stocks. He encouraged users to ditch the platform.
On Wednesday, he called for regulation of Facebook in a tweet asking “Who are you sharing your life with? #regulateFacebook”.
How to delete Facebook?
Deleting Facebook is not quick, it may take up to 90 days to officially part ways with it. Deleting profile temporarily suspends you from making a log-in to the account and prevents your data from complete deletion.
The account can be deleted with a simple click on delete account under settings and enter your password to verify the move. It will then delete it completely after a time period of 90 days.
No comment has been received from Facebook over WhatsApp co-founders decision and also the public call.