Atlanta Buzz

Atlanta people and places

Playboy quits Facebook over data concerns

Playboy has ended its presence on Facebook, citing concerns over how users' data is used.

Chief Creative Officer Cooper Hefner, son of late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner made the announcement via Twitter, where hashtags such as #deleteFacebook or #unfriendFacebook have circulated amid controversy over privacy practices. Scroll down to see his statement explaining the move.

MORE: Facebook apologizes in newspaper ads

How to download the data Facebook collects about you

The computer expert who alleges a trove of Facebook data was improperly used to help President Donald Trump's White House bid also says information was also used by the Brexit movement that persuaded Britain to quit the European Union.

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Report: Justin Fields intends to transfer from Georgia
  2. 2 Time to panic as Atlanta Super Bowl faces halftime celebrity shortage
  3. 3 Woman allegedly assaulted 94-year-old mother with hammer

"All kinds of people had access to the data," Chris Wylie, who helped develop Cambridge Analytica's methods for using the information to target and persuade voters, said during a House of Commons media committee hearing. "It was everywhere."

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly plans to testify before Congress on the matter.

About the Author

Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for

More from AJC