A growing number of American has stopped using social network Facebook. About 25% has deleted the Facebook app from their smartphone, according to a report from research company Pew Research Center. For the report, the company surveyed adult American Facebook users from the end of May till the middle of June.
Four out of ten respondents stated to have taken a break from Facebook. Their absence from the social network lasted several weeks or longer. A quarter of the Americans stated to have deleted the Facebook app. In the group of users aged 18-29, 44% deleted the app from their phone.
Users also appear to be aware of their privacy, 54% of the respondents changed the privacy settings of Facebook in the last 12 months.
The questions were asked shortly after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was questioned by the US Congress. He had to appear in a congressional hearing after the company Cambridge Analytics used Facebook information to create psychological profiles for targeted political advertising.