3 Ways to Stay Social Media Safe Without Having to #DeleteFacebook

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For most users, Facebook is just a casual place to share photos, converse with friends, and play hours of Candy Crush – I am guilty of all of these things on a personal level. So I get it why people are up in arms about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. But I’m not ready to #DeleteFacebook quite yet.

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For one, it makes me just a little bit suspicious that many of the people fueling the fire around the #DeleteFacebook campaign have some potentially ulterior motives. WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is one of the most notable. He sold WhatsApp to Facebook in 2014 for a cool 16 billion, then promptly left the company and started a new venture meant to directly compete with WhatsApp. The downfall of Facebook would represent a huge opportunity for his new company. So maybe he’s ready to delete Facebook because he’s worried about data – or maybe he just wants you to make space on your phone for his new venture.

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