Playboy Joins #DeleteFacebook Movement
Written by March 28, 2018
“There are more than 25 million fans who engage with Playboy via our various Facebook pages, and we do not want to be complicit in exposing them to the reported practices.”
“Playboy has always stood for personal freedom and the celebration of sex,” the company added. “Today we take another step in that ongoing fight.”
Facebook has been under fire since data analytics company Cambridge Analytica was revealed to have siphoned off and sold over 50 million users’ Facebook data to various political enterprises.
Billionaire Elon Musk pulled the accounts of his companies Tesla and SpaceX from Facebook following the revelations, saying the social media giant gave him the “willies.”
“It’s not a political statement and I didn’t do this because someone dared me to do it. Just don’t like Facebook. Gives me the willies,” Musk tweeted on Saturday.
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton also tweeted last week that “it’s time” to delete Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica story surfaced.
Facebook has lost $80 billion in stock market value since the scandal broke last week, and it’s been revealed over 50% of its users don’t trust the tech company to protect their data from future breaches.