Whatsapp Co-founder joins the league, urges people to #DeleteFacebook.
#DeleteFacebook has been trending on twitter & has gained further more momentum after big names are coming ahead in the support of this movement.
Whatsapp Co-founder Brian Acton has joined the league
After reports of Cambridge Analytica using Facebook’s users information came to light, people across social media have begun to urge others to either #DeleteFacebook or #BoycottFacebook in response.
One surprising voice has joined this movement – WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton voices in favour of the movement to delete Facebook after having left the company in 2017, 3 years after he sold Whatsapp to Facebook for $19bn in 2014.
It is time. #deletefacebook
— Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018
The #DeleteFacebook hashtag appeared to gain attraction after one Twitter user quoted a BBC stories tweet from 2017 – an interview with Theresa Wong about Cambridge Analytica.
"Facebook was our hands-on partners."
"Without Facebook, we wouldn't have won."
"Facebook really and truly put us over the edge."
"Facebook was *the* medium that proved most successful for this [Trump] campaign."https://t.co/5viU0PLhkO#DeleteFacebook #DumpFacebook
— Theodore Grunewald (@TedGrunewald) March 17, 2018
From the interview Four quotes were taken to infer Facebook’s role in Donald Trump’s 2016 US election victory, such as “Facebook was our hands-on partner,” and “Without Facebook we wouldn’t have won,” This led to the call to #DeleteFacebook in response.