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#DeleteFacebook movement hits Bollywood. Farhan Akhtar leaves Facebook now

by Vibhuti Gupta, Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Facebook's worst nightmare doesn't seem to get over anytime soon. After full-page newspaper ads in UK, the privacy concerns and the political fallout seems to be only growing. While taking over Bollywood, Farhan Akhtar has become the latest celebrity to quit the social networking site. 

The verified FarhanAkhtarLive page on Facebook is still active though

Farhan has not shared any specific reason for his move, but he follows the similar footsteps by famous folk like Elon Musk, Cher and Jim Carrey hints it might be due to the heightened sensitivity over abuse of personal data.

"Good morning. This is to inform you all that I have permanently deleted my personal Facebook account. However, the verified FarhanAkhtarLive page is still active," the 44-year-old movie star tweeted on Monday morning.

As the #DeleteFacebook movement gathered steam, prominent people joined the league of celebrities who have quit the social media platform.

In a bunch of Twitter messages last week, Mr Musk said he would delete SpaceX's Facebook page, as well as the one for his electric car company Tesla. As promised, he and the social media teams for those companies have followed through.

Among others who have quit social media - including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter over the years are singer Adele, singer Ed Sheeran, rapper Kanye West, actor Emma Stone, model Kendall Jenner, singers Rihanna and Demi Lovato, Star Wars star Daisy Ridley and even pop singer Justin Bieber.


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