Social Media Roundup: Do You Really Want to #DeleteFacebook?

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Social media is an ever-changing landscape, and so taking stock of happenings from time to time is worth the effort. Today, we bring you our favourite highlights of the week!

1. The #DeleteFacebook Movement

In the wake of revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of Facebook user’s data, Facebook’s crisis escalated as CEO Mark Zuckerberg was Thursday called on to testify before members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. The #DeleteFacebook movement had earlier been fueled by a tweet  from Brian Acton (WhatsApp’s Co-Founder). This bruising five-day period for Facebook has seen its stock price plunge.

Immediately after this tweet, social media users went on to express distrust in Facebook.

Although Zuckerberg reassured users of the most important actions to prevent this from happening again, several still felt let down.

While others were of the view that it was a mistake by Facebook and should not call for harsh reactions.

https://twitter.com/MaxGustafson/status/976824920163471361

2. Dapchi Girls Return

Social media has been flooded with stories of the kidnap of 110 school girls in Dapchi, Yobe State by Boko Haram. The girls were kidnapped by the militant group last month, but returned this week with five reportedly dead and one detained.

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, promised to ensure the return of the only girl still in their custody.

But Social media users were quick to express their opinions on the girls kidnap and release.

While some were happy about the girls’ release.

Others were of the view it was all a plot and there was bit of foul play.

https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/973879483215249408

3. Ibrahimovic Seeks Greener Pastures

Oh yes! Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the self acclaimed ‘Football god’ is off his contract with English Club, Manchester United. This is coming after his ‘not too successful’ spell at the club coupled with his injury woes.

Football Lovers were quick to express their love for the Legend.

https://twitter.com/MeetMrAhmed/status/977072255103569920

https://twitter.com/manutdxtra/status/976877534934716416

And he is rumoured to be pursuing a move to MLS side, LA Galaxy.

Just one quick fact!

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