Delete Facebook: WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton's message to netizens

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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 United States President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, are key issues which have emerged.

With his sensational tweet which was peculiar top many users, Acton added the hashtag #deletefacebook which subsequently started trending on the online news and social networking service site.

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Acton did not follow up to his tweet, which sends a mixed message about parent company Facebook (surely Mark Zuckerburg can't be happy about the message).

Last month, Acton had invested $50 million in encrypted messaging service Signal through the newly founded nonprofit Signal Foundation.

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Definitely a weird tweet from Acton-let's see what he has to say next about his tweet, and whether it was actually him sending the message or a "hacker".

According to The Verge, Brian Acton has taken to his Twitter account and is urging his followers that it's high time that they deleted their Facebook account. The app asked the users for the personal details of their Facebook friends. WhatsApp declined to comment. If Facebooks own people have turned against the app, what can possibly the future of such a platform? A Facebook statement said the forensics firm Stroz Friedberg would "conduct a comprehensive audit of Cambridge Analytica", and that the company had agreed to comply and provide access to its servers and systems. "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".

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Cambridge Analytica got that data from the creator of a quiz taken by 270,000 Facebook users.

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