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WhatsApp co-founder tells followers to delete Facebook

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Amid growing public upheaval over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton took to Twitter to urge his followers to delete Facebook.

Flashback: Facebook acquired the messaging app in 2014 for $19 billion. Acton had remained with the social media giant to start, but quit last September to start a new foundation.