As Facebook reels from the scandal over hijacked personal data, a movement to quit the social network gathered momentum Wednesday, portending threats to one of the most powerful internet firms.
In a sign of the mood, one of those calling it quits was a high-profile co-founder of the WhatsApp messaging service acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion.
Given how social media has been intergrated nowadays, it might not be possible for users to delete just Facebook alone. They might as well delete WhatsApp and Instagram.
Sandra Proske, head of communications for the Finland-based security firm F-Secure, said it’s not easy to break up with Facebook.
The tech website The Verge published a guide to deletion, advising users to download a copy of all personal data including photos and posts before quitting.
It was unclear how many users were following through on plans to quit Facebook, which has more than two billion users worldwide.
But Roger McNamee, an early investor in Facebook, said the social network was losing the trust of its users.
Would you quit Facebook after this?