WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton recently spoke to a basic computer science class at Stanford University where he encouraged students to delete their Facebook accounts BuzzFeed News reports.
Acton talked about how WhatsApp was founded and explained its decision to sell the messaging platform to Facebook in 2014.
He also criticized the profit models used by large companies such as Facebook and Google.
"The capitalist excess motive or response to Wall Street is what drives the expansion of the invasion of privacy and drives the expansion of many negative results that we just aren't happy with," Acton said.
He added that companies like Facebook and Google are not equipped to cure their platforms properly and make decisions about what content is allowed.
"These companies are not equipped to make these decisions and we give them power. It's the bad part. We buy their products. We sign up for those sites. Delete Facebook, right?"