Brittiska Daily Mail rapporterar 2013-09-17 att miljontals med användare i USA och Storbritannien hoppar av facebook efter avslöjandena spioneri och systematiska kränkningar av privatlivet.

Compared to the sample of those who continued to use Facebook, the quitters were older, on average, and more likely to be male.

Reasons for quitting Facebook were mainly privacy concerns (48.3 per cent), followed by a general dissatisfaction (13.5 per cent), negative aspects of online friends (12.6 per cent) and the feeling of getting addicted (6.0 per cent).

Brenda Wiederhold, editor of the journal Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking which published the findings, said: ‘Given high profile stories such as WikiLeaks and the recent NSA surveillance reports, individual citizens are becoming increasingly more wary of cyber-related privacy concerns.

Källa: Facebook users are committing ‘virtual identity suicide’ and quitting the site in droves over privacy and addiction fears