Facebook has been taking some hits recently to their reputation, namely due to the privacy scandals that the social media platform has been embroiled in time after time. So much so that WhatsApp’s co-founder, Brian Acton, has called upon users to delete Facebook. This is according to a report from BuzzFeed News (via 9to5Mac) where Acton spoke to an undergraduate computer science class at Stanford University.


According to Acton, “To be brutally honest, the curated networks — the open networks — struggle to decide what’s hate speech and what’s not hate speech. … Apple struggles to decide what’s a good app and what’s a bad app. Google struggles with what’s a good website and what’s a bad website. These companies are not equipped to make these decisions.”

He adds, “And we give them the power. That’s the bad part. We buy their products. We sign up for these websites. Delete Facebook, right?” This isn’t the first time that people have called upon the public to delete Facebook. It is also not Acton’s first time calling on users to delete Facebook, but it sounds like he’s still pretty damn serious about it.

Of course whether or not users will remains to be seen as Facebook is quite integral to a lot of services on the internet, but without a doubt the company definitely needs to step up with regards to user privacy if they hope to keep their users around.

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