WhatsApp co-founder supports delete Facebook - A social media conflict

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A representation of Facebook, Whatapp applications in smartphone
A representation of Facebook, Whatapp applications in smartphone

New Delhi : Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp is asking its followers to delete their Facebook account. , Brian, with the help of his Twitter account has urged people to delete their Facebook account as soon as possible. Facebook, the social media giant has acquired WhatsApp in 2014 for $16 billion from its co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton.

While Jan Koum continues to lead the WhatsApp, Brian Acton left the company earlier this year so as to introduce his business. Sources confirmed that, he is likely to set up his own non-profit foundation.

According to The Verge (an American news and media network operated by Vox Media), Brian Acton has used his Twitter account to recommend his followers to delete their Facebook account. His tweet has created a big controversy in the social media world. Also, a current data leak says that Facebook put allegations that the data analysis company Cambridge Analytica accessed 50 million Facebook users’ data without their permission. The company has misused user data taken from Facebook via a third party which was believed to be used for research purposes. The situation has created trouble in legal terms.

For past few months a number of online actions against the use of Facebook account have been introduced before its users. The movement for encouraging Facebook users to delete their profiles on the social media platform have come out with the #deletefacebook hashtag .  Now, it’s the WhatsApp co-founder who has raised his voice in support of this delete facebook  hashtag.

Brian Acton tweets in his twitter account:

"It is time. #deletefacebook

- Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018"

Social media report says, other than Acton few others have also is expressed their concern, displeasure or discomfort about the company after leaving the place. Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice president of User Growth made a statement that the company has introduced such tools that are destroying the society.