A number of blue checks have deleted Facebook this morning in response to this NYT article highlighting even more privacy concerns at the social media company:
NYT investigation: Internal Facebook records show that the company gave Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix and other tech giants far more intrusive access to your personal data than it ever disclosed https://t.co/lT3yQpodkw
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 19, 2018
Jessica Valenti, for example:
Just deleted my FB account and it felt GREAT.
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) December 19, 2018
MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt:
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) December 19, 2018
Foodie and travel writer Jacob Dean:
— Jacob Dean (@SchadenJake) December 16, 2018
And local news anchor Kate Merrill:
— Kate Merrill (@KateMerrill) December 19, 2018
Of course, they’re angry enough to delete Facebook but not Facebook-owned Instagram:
“Gotta delete both” before we take you seriously:
I’m seeing folks delete @facebook after latest @nickconfessore report (link below). But FB owns @instagram. Seems if you want to make a real point – you gotta delete both, no? https://t.co/Q3aCH5oh2X
— Josh Robin (@joshrobin) December 19, 2018
Like what Walt Mossberg did:
2/ I am also quitting Facebook-owned Instagram and Messenger. I will remain on Twitter, and will continue to communicate via iMessage, email and SMS text with those who have my email address and/or phone number. Obviously, people who follow me here can also reach me via DM.
— Walt Mossberg (@waltmossberg) December 17, 2018
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