Farhan Akhtar 'permanently' deletes Facebook account; his verified page to remain active

Farhan Akhtar's move comes after Facebook faced worldwide criticism over the claims that Cambridge Analytica, the UK data analysis firm hired by Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, harvested and misused data on 50 million members.

FP Staff March 27, 2018 10:41:04 IST
Farhan Akhtar 'permanently' deletes Facebook account; his verified page to remain active

Actor Farhan Akhtar today announced he has "permanently" deleted his account from social networking website Facebook.

Farhan Akhtar permanently deletes Facebook account his verified page to remain active

Farhan Akhtar. File picture

"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.

The 44-year-old actor's move comes after Facebook faced worldwide criticism over the claims that Cambridge Analytica, the UK data analysis firm hired by Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, harvested and misused data on 50 million members.

Also read: What is Cambridge Analytica and all you need to know about the British data analytics firm

The actor-director, however, did not mention the reason for quitting the platform.

(With inputs from PTI)

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