Nov 20, 2019 Last Updated 4:42 AM, May 11, 2019

MARK ZUCKERBERG IN TROUBLE OVER USER DATA

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The people who have turned on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, this may be the biggest yet. Brian Acton, co-founder of the internationally popular WhatsApp messaging service, sent out a tweet from his unverified Twitter account late Tuesday telling people "It is time. #deletefacebook." Earlier in the day, the #DeleteFacebook hashtag trended in the wake of accounts that Facebook user information landed in political advertisers' hands without the consent of users.

 

Acton's tweet is a notable move considering he sold WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion in 2014 and worked there until late last year. WhatsApp was founded in 2009.

 

Facebook has come under increasing fire for mishandling its user data. A series of reports in The New York Times, Observer and UK's Channel 4 said University of Cambridge lecturer Aleksandr Kogan and a political data analytics firm called Cambridge Analytica worked together to leak information on more than 50 million user profiles from Facebook. Facebook learned of the effort in2015, but didn't discuss it publicly until last Friday. Both Acton and Facebook declined to comment. 

Being a man with a wealth of experience however, we trust that Mark will get to the bottom of this. To our Facebooker; Do you want to delete your account? 

Story : Eve Yayra.

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