Facebook executives silent as #DeleteFacebook trends

The social media platform’s top executives have made no public appearances—declining even to speak to employees—as Twitter users encourage friends to stop using the company’s services.

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The best-known faces of Facebook are staying out of the spotlight during its latest crisis.

Both Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg have gone mum following revelations that users’ data were given without their consent to Cambridge Analytica and were used to fuel controversial political operations.

The crisis has deepened, with the hashtag #DeleteFacebook, reminiscent of the backlash to Uber, trending on Twitter.

The Daily Beast reported that Zuckerberg and Sandberg did not attend a recent internal town hall to explain the situation to employees.

“Mark, Sheryl and their teams are working around the clock to get all the facts and take the appropriate action moving forward, because they understand the seriousness of this issue. The entire company is outraged we were deceived. We are committed to vigorously enforcing our policies to protect people’s information and will take whatever steps are required to see that this happens,” a Facebook spokesperson told The Daily Beast.

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