The richest man in the world, Elon Musk, participated in the controversy, advising everyone to use the “Signal” application instead of WhatsApp.
The new WhatsApp policy defines how users’ data will be shared with Facebook, such as their profile, contact information, phone number, and location information.
A large number of WhatsApp users expressed their intention to remove the application from their devices, while many moved to Telegram and Signal.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter, shared Musk’s tweet calling for the use of the Signal app.