WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton wants everyone to delete Facebook now!

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton wants everyone to delete Facebook now!

The tweet comes on the heels of an undercover investigation broadcast on the U.K.'s Channel 4 News Senior of Cambridge Analytica - the United Kingdom data company at the heart of a major global scandal into the mining of data from 50 million Facebook users in order to influence elections - in which execs were caught discussing its secretive and pivotal involvement in Donald Trump's election win.

Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, speaks at the WSJD Live conference. While Facebook has itself said there was no data breach, considering that users had authorised the app to access the data, it has also come under server criticism over how it handled the whole affair. According to reports by the Observer and New York Times, Cambridge Analytica illegally used the personal information obtained via Facebook to profile and target voters with political advertisements.

It turns out even $19 billion isn't enough to convince people of the merits of Facebook. Koum continues to lead the company, but Acton quit earlier this year to start his own foundation.

Facebook had bought WhatsApp in 2014 for a whopping sum of $21 billion.

"In a recent tweet, Brian Acton wrote, "It is time", with a hashtag, to "#deletefacebook".




The news which broke over the weekend has now grown into a full blown crisis with lawmakers in the US, UK and Europe demanding answers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

In fact, the WhatsApp co-founder is not the only talking about #DeleteFacebook.

This is not the first time Acton has raised his voice against Facebook.

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. Wylie's attorney said Sunday that Facebook "privately welcomed" Wylie's help and then publicly suspended his account.

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