WhatsApp and Facebook Photograph:( Zee News Network )
Amid rising speculations of social media giant Facebook`s involvement in the alleged misuse of users` private data, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton took to Twitter asking everyone to delete Facebook.
Acton, whose product was bought by Facebook in 2014 for a whopping $16 billion, took to the microblogging platform and said "It is time. #deletefacebook" after concerns were flagged on data privacy in the wake of revelations about Cambridge Analytica`s alleged misuse of user data.
The rise of false news and the disclosure recently that scores of Facebook user profiles had been harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a voter-profiling company that worked on the United States President Donald Trump`s 2016 election campaign, are key issues which have emerged.
This has resulted in a significant plunge in the company`s shares over the last five days.
Meanwhile, Cambridge Analytica on Tuesday suspended its chief executive, Alexander Nix, amid a furore over the access it gained to private information on more than 50 million Facebook users.