‘DeleteFacebook’ campaign picks up on social media, trends on Twitter

This isn’t the first time the hashtag ‘#DeleteFacebook’ has topped Twitter’s popular topics as the rage against the platform increases.

Following the worldwide outage, which cost Mark over $7 billion, netizens are clamouring for Facebook to be deleted.

This isn’t the first time ‘#DeleteFacebook’ has topped Twitter’s hot topic trending list. That explains the rage individuals have built up towards the social media network.

However, it appears that the situation is a little more severe this time, with Facebook perhaps facing legal action.

Facebook whistle-blower Frances Haugen makes staggering revelations

The testimony of Frances Haugen, a former Facebook product manager, has opened a bag of worms, prompting people to consider the need to rein in the platform before it threatens individual and societal safety.

Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg have been the subject of intense scrutiny for some time, especially after reports of a meeting between Zuckerberg and Jared Corey Kushner, who is an American investor, surfaced.

That raised major concerns about the social duty and accountability of a social media platform that decided to stay ignorant and mute when its voice was needed.


The situation has now become much tenser as a result of Haugen’s testimony. And, to be honest, the nature of her testimony was rather terrifying.

‘Facebook prioritizes profit over user safety’

She scathingly criticized the company’s misguided beliefs, pointing out that it was trapped in a battle between user safety and profit, always opting for the latter, compromising the core foundations of morality and ethics that a company is meant to follow.

She observed that the safety of children is in jeopardy, and community harmony is being disrupted to the point of creating a disruptive mob mentality.

She did, however, make a point to emphasize the significance of the social media platform, pointing out that it had more benefits than drawbacks. As a result, a balance must be struck between profitability and social responsibility to avoid becoming exploitative and disruptive.

Funny memes about Facebook all over Twitter

However, it appears that netizens are dissatisfied with the current state of affairs with the social network, as they turned to Twitter to urge others to deactivate Facebook.

Interestingly, Twitter also witnessed a chain reaction of funny memes and jokes that masterfully combined the users’ rage with the relentless wit and comedy that remained after yesterday’s outage.


Aasif Ganaie

Aasif is a journalist and a news enthusiast based in Jammu & Kashmir. He voyages to explore and uncover the stories More »
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