Delete Facebook hashtag gaining steam

Posted at 11:43 PM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 23:43:30-04

It's been quite the week for Facebook. The stock is down and the hashtag #DeleteFacebook is taking off. It's all about the recent misuse of data from Cambridge Analytica. 

Some ways to prevent your protect data being misused on your Facebook page is by clikcing on settings and adjust the settings under ads, apps, and privacy sections.

You can also delete your account with this link.

Mark Bartholomew deleted his Facebook about 4 years ago. He’s a law professor at the University at Buffalo. Bartholomew says he isn't an overly private person, but he does want some privacy.

“I don't want everyone to know that about me. I don't want to be an open book for anybody that watches me online,” said the law professor.

He doesn't recommend everyone get rid of Facebook, saying the social network is important tool for many around the world. But he does hope this recent data misuse makes Facebook users pay closer attention.

“We might not be so upset when our data is used to sell us shampoo but when our data is used to sell us a political candidate that strikes closer to home.”

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