CAPE TOWN - Facebook followers stormed to Twitter, creating an anti-support campaign against social networking site, Facebook for its recent data breach, by hashtagging #DeleteFacebook.
The anti-support campaign comes after the social networking site, Facebook has been at the forefront of one of the largest data breaches, Cambridge Analytica. Cabridge Analytica is being accused of stealing Facebook data of thousands of users.
Recently, it was also revealed that the social networking had harvested users information including call logs and text messages.
Some users discovered the Silicon Valley giant had been storing complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and text messages. Others reported that data such as contacts in their address books, social events in their calendars and even friends' birthdays had been stored.
Notably, South African-born businessman and CEO of aerospace company, Space X, Elon Musk has also jumped onto the #DeleteFacebook bandwagon.
Verified Facebook pages of SpaceX and Tesla disappeared on Friday, minutes after Elon Musk responded to a comment on Twitter calling for him to take down his rocket company SpaceX, electric carmaker Tesla and his own official pages in support of the #deletefacebook movement.
"What's Facebook?" Musk on Friday morning sarcastically replied to a tweet from WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton urging his followers to delete Facebook by tweeting "It is time."
Take a look at how Twitter followers reacted to the #DeleteFacebook campaign:
I deleted my facebook. Had to be done nothing. good will come of the data they're collecting. #DeleteFacebook
Guys, seriously. #DeleteFacebook I don’t miss it even a little bit. I feel much better knowing I am no longer their product and, more importantly, am no longer allowing my information to fall into the wrong hands.
- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE