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Former Facebook Executive Says — #DeleteFacebook

Brian Acton, a co-founder of Facebook shocked his former company by tweeting users of that platform to delete their profiles.

Acton is a consistent critic of Facebook and a staunch advocate for privacy which is why he’s going after them with a vengeance.

Source: Mashable

The WhatsApp cofounder left the company six months ago, four years after Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion (the acquisition netted Acton as much as $3 billion from the deal). After leaving, he joined the Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization that oversees the encrypted messaging app Signal.

He isn’t the first former exec to criticize the company, but he’s one of the most high profile to do so, which will no doubt be embarrassing for Facebook, which is facing numerous investigations, a tumbling stock price, and questions about its current leadership (or lack thereof).

Interestingly, it doesn’t appear that Acton has taken his own advice just yet. His Facebook profile is still live.

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