About 25 million people were subscribed to various pages of the magazine.
Guide Playboy announced the removal of accounts of the publication in Facebook within the campaign #DeleteFacebook, which was a response to the leakage of data of 50 million users of the social network. As Gizmodo writes, previously Tesla and SpaceX also announced the withdrawal from Facebook.
Cooper Hefner, the son of the founder of Playboy, in his statement noted that the main reasons for deleting the pages are two. The first is the social network policy, which for many years did not allow Playboy to fully promote its materials, the second – a scandal erupting in mid-March with the leakage of personal data. “The latest news has strengthened our decision to suspend our activities on this platform. More than 25 million people have been subscribed to our pages, and we do not want to be involved in everything that we have recently learned, “the statement said.
In mid-March, several large publications published investigations into the activities of the British company Cambridge Analytica. The organization with the help of a psychological test has access to data of 50 million Facebook users – including information that they were licking. It follows from the media that the social network management knew about this, but did nothing.
This information turned into mass criticism of social networks and the #DeleteFacebook action: its initiators urge users to delete their accounts.