Facebook (2014) bought WhatsApp for $16 billion, making its co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton — very wealthy men. Koum continues to lead the company, but Acton quit earlier this year to start his own foundation. And he isn’t done merely with WhatsApp — in a post on Twitter today, Acton told his followers to delete Facebook.
It is time. #deletefacebook
— Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018
“It is time,” Acton wrote, adding the hashtag #deletefacebook. Acton, who is worth $6.5 billion, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. WhatsApp declined to comment.
Facebook announced two days ago it has hired a digital forensics firm to investigate the data leak, reported AFP