[This is because Jewbook now controls Whatsapp. Lots of people are leaving Whatsapp due to this. Jan]
Developers of the WhatsApp messenger have updated the user agreement, adding a provision on personal data transfer to Facebook. The updated agreement says that WhatsApp, a part of the Facebook corporation, will share certain information about users to analyze habits and tastes as a means of delivering targeted advertising. In response, Turkish users, including high-ranking officials, are actively switching to alternative messenger apps. On Monday, the Ankara business competition watchdog suspended the new WhatsApp user agreement, in addition to launching a probe. Earlier on Tuesday, the Personal Data Protection Board of Turkey launched a probe into WhatsApp and Facebook over their new data policy.
“OUR PRESIDENT @RTERDOGAN IS NOW ON BIP AND TELEGRAM,” THE PRESS OFFICE TWEETED.
As of 19:30 on Tuesday, over 77,000 people had subscribed to Erdogan’s new Telegram account.