WhatsApp co-founder says it's time to #deletefacebook

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Brian Acton, the co-founder of messaging app WhatsApp, has taken to Twitter to let his followers know he thinks it's time to "#deletefacebook".

His tweet comes in the wake of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which over 50 million users had their personal information used without their consent. In the past week, Facebook's market cap has dropped by almost $50 billion as investors flee the social networking giant. Founder Mark Zuckerberg has also been called to appear in front of British MPs to explain the scandal.

Acton has being accused by some of being hypocritical for his comments, as Facebook was the one that made him a billionaire when it acquired WhatsApp for around $22 billion back in 2014 but, in Acton's defence, he has always been a strong supporter or user privacy.

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