WhatsApp co-founder, who made billions from Facebook, now told his Twitter followers it’s time to delete Facebook
The co-founder of a company Facebook bought for $19 billion just told followers to delete Facebook. In a tweet posted at about 4PM, WhatsApp co-founder, Brian Acton, told his Twitter followers to delete Facebook. Within 4 hours, his tweet already receives 1,143 Retweets and 2,854 Likes. “It is time,” Acton tweeted with hashtag #deletefacebook. Acton is reportedly worth $6.5 billion after he and his co-founder, Jan Koum, sold WhatsApp to Facebook for $16 billion in 2014.
Acton did not provide any additional details. WhatsApp also declined to comment. His tweet is in response to ongoing investigation of the social giant about the harvesting personal data on its platform without their permissions.
It is time. #deletefacebook
— Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018
Federal regulators and state prosecutors already open investigations into Facebook’s mishandling of user’s data after the news broke that Cambridge Analytica used the harvested data for political purpose. Facebook has lost $50 billion in the past two days.