Playboy has deactivated all of the Playboy Facebook accounts it manages and has withdrawn from the social media platform entirely. Playboy Enterprises announced this in a press release late Tuesday night.
This move makes the company the latest to join the #DeleteFacebook movement following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Elon Musk led the charge last week when he responded to a challenge on Twitter to delete the Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages.
Around 25 million Playboy fans have been directly affected by the company’s decision to withdraw from the social media giant.
Playboy’s statement read: “The recent news about Facebook’s alleged mismanagement of users’ data has solidified our decision to suspend our activity on the platform at this time. There are more than 25 million fans who engage with Playboy via our various Facebook pages, and we do not want to be complicit in exposing them to the reported practices. That is why we have announced that we will be leaving Facebook’s platform, deactivating the Playboy accounts that Playboy Enterprises manages directly.”
It is worth noting, however, that Playboy, SpaceX, and Tesla are all still active on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.
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In other news, Facebook has been collecting SMS and call data from Android users. Read more on that here.
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