Farhan Akhtar has deactivated his Facebook account this morning. In the wake of data theft will celebrities like Salman, SRK, Priyanka follow the same?
Farhan Akhtar clearly sent out his concern after deactivating his Facebook account today morning. We know how influential the social media platform is for popular faces and even the commoners.
Fans are amidst a lot of anxiety and terror after Farhan Akhtar’s bold move. The drastic step was a countermeasure to data theft. Many believe it was a move after the very infamous Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal that put Facebook in a very uncomfortable position. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Facebook allowed a researcher from Cambridge Analytica to use data collected from 50. Million + users without their consent. The same researcher was also a crucial functionality on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
The outbreak of the news saw many users deleting their accounts and accusing the social media site of playing with their privacy. The Federal Trade Commission is now investigating the company.
And while US-based companies like Mozilla, SpaceX, and Tesla have already cut off ties with Mark Zuckerberg’s company, Farhan Akhtar is the only Bollywood celeb who has reacted to it.
Although, Farhan didn’t pinpoint an exact reason for quitting Facebook. But going by the risk of data mismanagement, it seems like the best option. Though Farhan is the only Bollywood star so far to bid adieu to the site. We surely wonder if the stars with a humongous following on Facebook will the follow suit. The fan-favorite stars include names like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.
Deactivating a social media account is a huge risk for any actor. As the platform is the easiest way to stay in touch with their fans. However, after Amitabh Bachchan threatened to quit Twitter after losing a good many followers suddenly, and Farhan went ahead and deactivated his account, other celebs, too, might follow. Stars like Priyanka and Salman, who enjoy immense popularity on social media might think twice before giving up on so many followers.
These are the actors with the highest engagement on Facebook.
Priyanka Chopra – 36,479,683
Deepika Padukone – 34,513,754
Salman Khan – 35,986,574
Shah Rukh Khan – 26,744,342
Akshay Kumar – 25,324,089
Meanwhile, we seriously doubt if they are willing to take such a drastic step. What Farhan Akhtar did was commendable if at all the data hoax is true. We wish them all the very best!