WhatsApp co-founder wants you to delete your Facebook account

March 21st, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

Brian Acton, who co-founded WhatsApp with Jan Koum in 2009, has declared it’s time for you to leave Facebook, following the recent scandal with Facebook’s alleged indirect involvement in the US Elections of 2016.

A little backstory in case you missed it – data mining and analytics firm Cambridge Analytica misused Facebook user data in violation of Facebook’s guidelines and terms, leading to a continuing, huge scandal. The data played a huge role in influencing voters in the 2016 US Elections to favor then-candidate Donald Trump. The scandal has lead to a big drop in Facebook stock value in…

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