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WhatsApp co-founder calls for everyone to delete Facebook

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Kelvin Reese | 22 March, 2018, 01:10

In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for a whopping United States dollars 19 billion, making it the company's largest acquisition. At present, Acton is running his own venture, named Signal.

This is not the first time Facebook has been cast in an unfavorable light by people associated with it.

At the time, he said: "Facebook turned me down". It was a great opportunity to connect with some fantastic people. The company made use of this data to build a social media strategy in order to assist Donald Trump's campaign for president.

Allegations over Global Science Research harvesting 50 million users' information without their consent and giving it to Cambridge Analytica has led to an anti-Facebook campaign.

Acton's call to action came on the heels of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the United Kingdom -based analytics firm allegedly misused the data of 50 million Facebook users starting in 2014.

It all started after it was learnt that political consultancy firm, Cambridge Analytica, may have improperly gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users.

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Facebook announced two days ago it had hired a digital forensics firm to investigate the data leak.

As Facebook reels from the scandal over hijacked personal data, a movement to quit the social network has gathered momentum, getting a boost from a high-profile co-founder of the WhatsApp messaging service acquired by the huge social network in 2014.

Speaking of Zuckerberg, Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom have summoned the CEO to appear before a select committee investigating fake news.

He told Zuckerberg that it was "time to hear from a senior Facebook executive with the sufficient authority to give an accurate account of this catastrophic failure of process".

Facebook are under increasing pressure to explain its privacy safeguards that protect its users data from regulators and politicians in both the United Kingdom and the US.

A whistleblower claims Cambridge Analytica used personal data, taken without authorisation in 2014, to profile individual United States voters and target them with political advertisements.

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