Millions deactivate Facebook accounts

Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg
A report suggests that millions of Facebook users around the world have deactivated their accounts indefinitely due to privacy fears.

With Facebook’s goal to reach one billion active users, it has recently been relying on developing countries to boost its numbers, as the rate of growth has slowed down for the second month in a row.

According to a report on Mail Online, last month over 100,000 users in the UK deactivated their accounts amid privacy fears.

In the month of May, in the US, the user numbers dropped from 155.2 million to 149.4 million.

In Canada there was also a fall of about 1.5 million users, while in Russia and Norway the numbers also fell by over 100,000 users.

Facebook has been overwhelmed by concerns over its privacy, especially its facial recognition technology which has been described as threatening.

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