Oh boy, Mark Zuckerberg is having one of his toughest times ever.
There is an online campaign to urge Facebook’s more than 2 billion active monthly users to delete their accounts or the app from their mobile phones.
That’s because Facebook has been plunged into a major data controversy involving another firm called Cambridge Analytica.
Cambridge Analytica is a political data firm which was hired by President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
The data firm reportedly gained access to information on 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge and they used it to help the Trump Campaign to identify the personalities of American voters and influence their behaviour.
Since this news broke, Facebook has been taking fire from different sources, including the US Congress that is set to investigate the alleged data breach.
With most users feeling that their privacy agreement with Facebook has been breached, the campaign to get people to delete their facebook account has gained momentum.
— Dani (@danicweis) March 19, 2018
Because you are an adult and you can go outside.
— ALT-immigration 🛂 (@ALT_uscis) March 20, 2018
— archived (@jaraparilla) March 20, 2018
Lots of posts on Twitter (surprise 🤔) that people have been bold and deleted their Facebook accounts. Still seem to have an Instragram and/or Whatsapp account though. Ummm, they're Facebook too! #DeleteFacebook
— Lee Davis (@davisl69) March 20, 2018
Yeah yeah yeah, We know that some Ghanaians don’t really care about privacy stuff.