Facebook is in the middle of a huge controversy after it was revealed that the agency Cambridge Analytica, hired by Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, harvested and misused data on 50 million members. Several celebrities and entrepreneurs (including Elon Musk) around the world have deleted their FB accounts as a mark of protest.
Bollywood actor and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar today announced he has “permanently” deleted his account from social networking website Facebook.
“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,” Farhan posted on Twitter.
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.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) March 27, 2018
Sonu Nigam Deletes Twitter Account
Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Twitter account suspended, Sonu Nigam quits twitter in protest…
Recently singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s twitter account was suspended for his abusive tweets against female Twitter user Shehla Rashid, a JNU student. Sonu Nigam shut his Twitter account in protest saying it was unfair to ban Abhijeet.
Sonu Nigam says Twitter is ‘one-sided’ and ‘everyone is angry.’
Besides referencing Abhijeet, Sonu Nigam also mentioned BJP parliamentarian (and actor) Paresh Rawal who has been lacerated online after tweeting that author Arundhati Roy should be ‘tied to army jeep.’ Shehla Rashid, whom Abhijeet attacked, is a JNU student and activist who made allegations of sex trafficking by some BJP leaders.
Sonu Nigam had nearly 6.5 million followers on the micro-blogging site.
Here are screenshots of Sonu’s last few tweets that he posted announcing his departure from Twitter.
Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s account was suspended after an offensive tweet about Shehla Rashid was reported. Ms Rashid then thanked people for their support and wrote.
Sincere thanks to everyone for the support. Abhijit had to delete his tweet.
His Twitter account has also been suspended. 🙂
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) May 23, 2017
Sonu Nigam was recently branded ‘anti-Muslim’ for complaining online about being woken early morning by the azaan (Muslim call to prayer). Sonu ended up shaving his head on camera in defiance of a cleric’s offer of a cash reward to anyone who tonsured the singer.
— Times of India (@timesofindia) April 20, 2017