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Twitter suffers loss as million boycott WhatsApp

Twitter suffers loss as million boycott WhatsApp

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Millions of users of the messaging platform, WhatsApp across the globe, including Nigerians, have started exiting the platform following a new privacy policy recently announced, though to take effect from on February 8. This privacy policy, which many users of the Facebook-owned WhatsApp consider offensive, has triggered a mass exodus of subscribers to other less popular but equally-functional platforms such as Telegram and Signal. The new privacy policy allows WhatsApp and Facebook to share user information with businesses and third-party service providers that transact on the platforms. In 2014, Facebook acquired the instant messaging platform for $19 billion – the largest acquisition by the social media giant to date. According to The Global State of Digital in 2019 report, WhatsA...