Poll results: OK, so Facebook might have taken a bit of a hit

Poll results: OK, so Facebook might have taken a bit of a hit
You've probably heard of the very recent data-siphoning scandal that Facebook got itself into... Long story short — a fun little poll app was developed with the specific purpose of collecting profiles of not only the users that click on it but their friends as well (see how you can prevent this here). Said profiles were used by political advisor company Cambridge Analytica to create strategies for candidates.

So, in one way — it's not really news or a secret. Those that are a bit more Internet-savvy are well aware that whatever they put out there on the 'net may be downloaded and used for whatever purposes. But hey, it became news, and there was outrage.

The #deletefacebook hashtag went high on the Twitter trending list. And so, we decided to ask — did you? Seems so — quite a bit of users voted on either the Deleted or Deactivated option. It's worth to note that a lot of our readers commented that they never had a Facebook profile to begin with, or that they buried theirs months or even years ago. So, apologies for not having a "I've already done that long ago" option.

Did you delete your Facebook?

Nah. Business as usual
34.98%
No, but I will be extra-careful what I upload to that platform in the future
31.15%
Deactivated my account, I'll decide if I want to get back to it later
9.89%
Deleted and nuked! I am done!
23.98%

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7 Comments

1. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I have heard these stuff for years, people are annoyed from Facebook and know that they sell info for ads for years, Yet, most of them still use it Facebook will continue to have over a billion user, with or without a hastag, they learned from Myspace and Yahoo mistakes and will buy any company that can be a real alternative to Facebook.

2. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Agreed, Facebook is one of the most dishonest companies anyone uses. I left Facebook about 4 years ago, but know they are still updating data on me. Ugh... It should be illegal.

3. gamehead unregistered

Facebook can go to hell

4. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 2009

Lol calm down Barbara. Know one cares about your family photos. It's not like people are posting bank account info or incriminating things.

5. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Another episode in the Democrat "How could this happen? Who do we blame?" saga. Previously, white straight racist misogynistic males..Russia...

6. sunnyfpy

Posts: 288; Member since: May 12, 2013

You cannot live without it

7. tokuzumi

Posts: 1927; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

While the poll results are interesting, I wonder how this small sample scales up when looking at the greater Facebook user base? I'm still thinking a statistically insignificant numbers of users have deleted their profiles. Only to reactivate them within 6 months.

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