VhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton appeared as an hour-by-hour speaker at Stanford University earlier this week, where he spoke about the decision to sell Facebook and invited students to delete their Facebook accounts.
According to Buzzfeed NevsActon spoke during the undergraduate course Computer Science 181, next to another former employee on Facebook, Ellore Israni, the founder of She ++. During classes, Acton talked about why he sold Vhatsapp to Facebook in the first place, and why he left, and criticized the priority placed on monetization in relation to the privacy of users.
During his interview, he noticed that big social media companies like Apple and Google are struggling to ease their content. "These companies are not equipped to make those decisions," he said. "And we give them power. It's a bad part. We buy their products. We apply for these websites. Delete Facebook, right? "
Acton was a vocal critic of Facebook since he left the company in 2017 due to Facebook's desire to cash in on its services. It's also not the first time he's calling people to wipe out their bills: he said the same thing last year, after a Cambridge Analytics scandal.