Facebook is in trouble. Yeah! You hear that right. After three days of chaos about what recently happened with the data of over 50 million user profiles, people are now fearing that their privacy is at stake.
The co-founder of WhatsApp is the recent one joining the #DeleteFacebook movement, as the Federal Trade Commission was reported to be carrying out the investigations about company’s handling of personal data. Brian Acton’s WhatsApp was bought by Facebook for $19 bn in 2014. He later left WhatsApp in 2017. This is what he posted on Twitter:
It is time. #deletefacebook
— Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018
However, no official statement has been made by the company’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The #DeleteFacebook campaign is now gathering momentum as several media outlets have already been publishing the guidelines to permanently trash your Facebook account.
As per a report, it has been revealed that the political data firm Cambridge Analytica, harvested over 50 million user profiles unauthentically, to help mold the election campaigns for Donald Trump as well as the Pro-Brexit camp. Cambridge Analytica has improperly used the personal information accessed via Facebook in order to spot and target voters with political advertisements.
However, Facebook has mentioned earlier there was no such data breach, as users had accredited the app to gain their hands on to the data. Zuckerberg’s social media giant is now being criticized for the way it has handled the entire situation.
According to a report, the chairman of the UK parliamentary media committee, Damian Collins, summoned Mark Zuckerberg in order to testify. Collins wrote to Zuckerberg:
“It is now time to hear from a senior Facebook executive with the sufficient authority to give an accurate account of this catastrophic failure of process. Given your commitment at the start of the New Year to fixing Facebook, I hope that this representative will be you.”
Let’s see if Zuckerberg will break his silence or not. What are your views on this? Tell us in comments.