10 Celebrities and Companies who quit Facebook in 2018.

Facebook is the largest platform of social media to connect with people but personal privacy is much more important.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the data of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with a political consulting firm connected to President Trump during the 2016 election. After Cambridge Analytica data leak, In the congressional hearing, United States Senator- Ted Cruz Asks Mark Zuckerberg About Facebook Political Bias.

The Cambridge Analytica scandal has put data privacy on Facebook under the spotlight. The concern isn’t just about who can see what you’re sharing on Facebook. It’s what Facebook lets third parties and advertisers see about you. After these privacy data leak scandal people started to quit facebook as delete facebook campaign.
These companies and celebrities are deleting the Facebook account and stop Facebook Advertisement.


1. Brian Acton

Brian Acton, Whatsapp Co-Founder and formerly employed Of Yahoo and Apple Twitted to his followers to delete facebook with adding the hashtag #deletefacebook on 21st March.
WhatsApp Co-Founder

2. SpaceX and Tesla

Founder and CEO of  Tesla and Spece-X, Elon Musk join #deletegacebook after Brian Acton.
SpaceX and Tesla deleted their Facebook pages after Twitter users asked Elon Musk whether he’d leave the social network. Musk replied that he didn’t even realize SpaceX had a Facebook page and that he thought Tesla’s looked “lame.” The accounts were deleted shortly thereafter.
Twitter Elon Musk

The Verge reported that each account had more than 2 million followers, but, as Musk said, the move is a low-risk maneuver for the businessman, who does not advertise or pay for endorsements on the platform.
After delating Spece X and Tesla pages from Facebook, Musk confirmed that he doesn't use facebook and never have.
Elon Musk Twitter

3. Steve Wozniak

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history.
In an email to USA Today on 10th April, Wozniak said Facebook makes a lot of advertising money from personal details provided by users. He said the “profits are all based on the user’s info, but the users get none of the profits back.”

4. Playboy

On 27th March 2018,  Playboy announced that it was deleting its Facebook pages citing the data scandal, as well as the network’s “sexually repressive” nature. Cooper Hefner who serves as Playboy’s chief creative officer said that it was clear to the company that it was time to leave the social network following the Cambridge Analytica matter. Playboy had more than 25 million Facebook followers.
Cooper_Hefner twitter

5. Cher (American singer)

American singer and actress Cher deleted her Facebook personal profile page as a result of the data leak from Cambridge Analytica. She twitted on 20th March that, 2day I did something VERY HARD 4 me.Facebook has helped me with my Charity, &there are amazing young Ppl there.I have a special friend (Lauren)who I Respect & Admire,but today I deleted my Facebook account . I Love My Country. I Believe....There are Things MORE”IMPORTANT”THAN MONEY

Cher Twit

6. Jim Carrey (American-Canadian actor)

Jim Carrey was way ahead of the curve in his decision to #unfriendfacebook
On 6th Feb 2018 Jim Carry Posted on Twitter, I’m dumping my @facebook stock and deleting my page because @facebook profited from Russian interference in our elections and they’re still not doing enough to stop it. I encourage all other investors who care about our future to do the same. #unfriendfacebook
Jim Carry has over 5.1 million followers on his Facebook page.
Jim Carry Twitter

7. Mozilla

Following the initial reports about the Facebook data scandal, Mozilla, which operates the Firefox web browser, announced that it is pulling its advertisements from the social network. In a statement released via its web Blog, Mozilla said that while it’s glad to see that Facebook promised to improve users’ privacy settings, it wants the company to go further with how third-party apps handle data.
Mozilla Twitter

8. Commerzbank

Germany’s second-largest bank pulled its advertisements from Facebook after Mozilla and expressed concern with how the platform handled users’ data as a result of the Cambridge Analytica controversy.
We are pausing our campaign on Facebook. Brand safety and data security are very important to us,” Uwe Hellmann, head of Commerzbank’s brand strategy told the newspaper Handelsblatt.

9. Pep Boys

Auto parts retailer Pep Boys is no longer advertising on Facebook or posting to its account following the revelations in the New York Times’ report. In a statement to Reuters, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer Danielle Porto Mohn said: “We are concerned about the issues surrounding Facebook and have decided to suspend all media on the platform until the facts are out and corrective actions have been taken.”

10. Sonos

On March 26, Sonos announced that it was pulling its advertising from Facebook, as well as Google and Twitter, for the week. Additionally, Sonos said it was going dark on its Facebook and Instagram accounts. They posted an article on their blog about Why We’re Pulling Our Ads From Big Tech Platforms Next Week.
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