The hashtag #DeleteFacebook is a trend on Twitter after it was discovered that Mark Zuckerberg, creator and founder of Facebook, had dinner, allegedly “informal”, with conservative politicians and commentators on the right wing in the United States.
In May 2019, Donald Trump, current President of the United States, accused Facebook of censorship after vetoing the contents published on the social network by seven commentators on the right wing of the policy. Apparently, dinners would have been developed to bring positions between the company and the politicians of the American right.
This has caused criticism from many users on Twitter, Facebook’s rival social network and which is traditionally used to complain about the problems on the platform, which have used the hashtag #DeleteFacebook, to encourage other tweeters to give download not only from Facebook, but also from Instagram or WhatsApp, which are owned by the business conglomerate chaired by Mark Zuckerberg.
When accessing the hashtag you can find criticism of users annoyed by the political nature of these meetings and by other issues related to the spread of misinformation on Facebook or the security problems that the company has suffered in recent months. However, there are also people who have used the hashtag to support Mark Zuckerberg.
The manager of the social network has come to the step of criticism and has indicated that they are routine dinners, like so many others that he performs, and that he does not have to give more explanations about his agenda.
It is not the first time that users use the hashtag #DeleteFacebook in bulk. Already in 2018 it was used during scandals such as the filtering of data from 87 million users by Cambridge Analytica. Even the co-founder of WhatsApp, Brian Acton, was one of his top defenders after leaving the company.