A quarter of Facebook users in the United States (26%) abolished the application of the social networking site in their mobile phones in the past year, according to a survey released today by the independent institute “Pew Research Center”.
It is not surprising that mainly young people aged 18-29 were the ones who led the movement, since almost one in two (44%) deleted the application from June 2017 to June 2018.
The deletion of the application by the mobile does not, however, imply deleting from Facebook.
The poll was conducted between May 29 and June 11, with a sample of 3,412 Facebook users.
The largest social networking platform in the world was at the center of a scandal when it was revealed that millions of users had leaked to Cambridge Analytica (CA). Many users were worried about the security of their personal data and they were outraged by the practice followed by Facebook.
Facebook responded to the scandal making it easier for users to modify the parameters on their pages. According to the Pew Research Center survey, 54% of US users have changed these parameters – among young people aged 18-29 this percentage rises to 64%.
After the revelation of the scandal, as transmits AMNA, 42% of respondents said they stopped visiting their page for several weeks or months. Nearly three out of four users (74%) replied that they either changed the parameters, deleted the application, or stopped consulting Facebook during the 12 months surveyed by the institute.
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