Cooper Hefner Reveals Playboy Is Leaving Facebook Amid Security Concerns


Facebook is in the midst a scandal that has many questioning social media’s privacy protection, with the Cambridge Analytica debacle poisoning the website’s reputation. Cooper Hefner, the son founder Hugh Hefner, has taken to Twitter to announce that they too will be erasing their presence from the most widely used social media network in the world following this breach trust.

“Facebook’s content guidelines and corporate policies continue contradicting our values. We’ve tried to craft our voice for the platform, which in our opinion continues to be sexually repressive. Learning the recent meddling in a free U.S. election further demonstrates another concern we have how they handle users’ data — more than 25 million which are Playboy fans — making it clear to us that we must leave the platform.”

Playboy‘s erasure from Facebook follows similar moves by SpaceX and Tesla, which are both owned by Elon Musk. Brian Acton, the founder popular messaging platform WhatsApp, has also supported the #DeleteFacebook movement that has ignited Twitter. 

However, the magazine is still active on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. They currently have 6.4 million followers on their prile.