CosApp co-founder Brian Acton appeared as a classroom speaker at Stanford University earlier this week, where he talked about the decision to sell Facebook and invited students to remove their Facebook accounts.
According to Buzzfeed NewsActon spoke during a bachelor's course called Computer Science 181 alongside another former Facebook employee, Ellor Israni, the founder of She ++. During this class, Acton talked about why he sold Whatsapp Facebook in the first place, and why he left, and criticized the disc to prioritize monetization over user privacy.
During his interview, he noted that large social media companies like Apple and Google are trying to alleviate their content. "These companies are unable to make these decisions," he said. "And we'll give them power. That's the wrong part. We buy their products. Sign up for this website. Delete Facebook, right? "
Acton was a Facebook voice critic because he left the company in 2017 due to problems with his desire to monetize his services. It is also not the first time he has called for their clients to delete their accounts: he said the same thing last year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.