WhatsApp Co-Founder Says, 'It is time #deletefacebook'

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Acton, whose product was bought by Facebook in 2014 for a whopping $16 billion, took to the microblogging platform and said "It is time".

He didn't elaborate, but Acton, who previously headed engineering for WhatsApp, is a well-known advocate for privacy and encryption. Facebook came under fire earlier this week when the data of over 50 million Facebook users was leaked.

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".

FB founder Mark had acquired WhatsApp in the year 2014 from WhatsApp co-founders Jan Koum - a former Yahoo employee and Brain Acton. It is still not clear as to why Acton has asked to delete Facebook. The people who created the quiz passed the data to Cambridge Analytica, which is in breach of Facebook's policy. After giving the reigns of his messaging company Whatsapp in 2014 for around $19 billion Dollars in cash and stock wrote on Twitter that "It is time" to delete Facebook without giving any specific explanation.

European Union (EU) and British lawmakers have demanded that the social media giant clarify data breach following revelations that personal data was massively misused for political purposes. Facebook said Friday that Kogan "lied to us" and did not delete the data as they demanded.

Cambridge Analytica accessed the private data of 50 million Facebook users without their permission.

As the years have progressed, WhatsApp has increasingly grown its interdependence on Facebook infrastructure with a plan for deeper integration about sharing data with the parent company.

Hours after Facebook's announcement, exposés about the company's practices were published in The New York Times and the Guardian.

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