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“DELETE FACEBOOK” TAG TRENDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Popular social media, Facebook has come under criticisms recently for alleged leaked information. The hashtag “delete Facebook” started trending after it was revealed by Facebook that data of over 50 million users was misused in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.


Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social network “made mistakes” that led to millions of Facebook users having their data exploited by a political consultancy.
Cambridge Analytica is accused of improperly using the data on behalf of political clients.
In a statement, Mr Zuckerberg said a “breach of trust” had occurred.
In a later interview with CNN he said he was “really sorry”, and pledged to take action against “rogue apps”.
He added that he was “happy” to testify before Congress “if it’s the right thing to do”.
In his statement posted on Facebook, he promised to make it far harder for apps to “harvest” user information.
“We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you,” Mr Zuckerberg said.
In future, he said Facebook would:
restrict developers’ data access “even further” to prevent other kinds of abuse
remove developers’ access to a user’s data if the user hadn’t activated the developer’s app for three months
reduce the data that users give an app when they sign in to just name, profile photo, and email address
require developers to obtain approval and also sign a contract in order to ask anyone for access to their posts or other private data
Acton, former whassap co-founder has also joined the hashtag campaign #deletefacebook
He took to social media to say:
It is time. #deletefacebook
The Facebook company’s value had dropped $37 billion since the revelation.

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