Earlier this year, the hashtag #DeleteFacebook was trending on Twitter and people were deleting their Facebook accounts en masse.
The trend came as a result of a report that revealed that data from over 50 million Facebook users was used to target voters and influence the 2016 US presidential election, as well as the 2016 “Brexit” referendum.
More recently this week, a New York Times report detailed Facebook’s mishandling of Russian influence on the 2016 election on the social media platform, as well as the employment of the Republican opposition research firm Definers Public Affairs to discredit liberal financier George Soros of “lobbying a Jewish civil rights group to cast some criticism of the company as anti-Semitic.”
For some users, the latest scandal is the last straw that pushed them to delete their account. You’re own personal decision of what to do with your Facebook account amid the company’s serial scandals is ultimately up to you. Keeping your account is easy and doesn’t require any change.
Deleting your account isn’t as straightforward. If you’ve made the choice to delete your account, here’s how to do it:
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