Arré Checklist: Four Reasons Why Indians Will Never #DeleteFacebook


Arré Checklist: Four Reasons Why Indians Will Never #DeleteFacebook

Illustration: Juergen Dsouza


his morning, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton (who quit the messaging service last year – three years after Facebook bought it for $16 billion) had an interesting message for his Twitter followers. In the wake of Facebook’s ongoing crisis regarding privacy and revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of FB user data, Acton jumped on the #DeleteFacebook bandwagon. “It is time,” he tweeted ominously.

Like Acton, numerous individuals across the world have pledged their support to the #DeleteFacebook campaign, and the need to wipe away the very existence of Mark Zuckerberg’s social network from their lives. Even as the campaign becomes woke, closer home in India, it’s merely a hashtag. No one wants to unfriend their blue-and-white online buddy!