The hashtag #DeleteFacebook began trending worldwide after news reports that data from over 50 million accounts were used to elect Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
Cambridge Analytica and Facebook are at the centre of a storm over the alleged misuse of data.
“It’s disgusting, they should be put in prison.”
Julio Camargo, Thorneywood
With reports that people all over the world are suspending their accounts, many from Nottingham have taken to Twitter to say how they feel:
Why are people shocked about Facebook selling our data? Just look at the adds that appear everywhere once you’ve logged in. I deleted my account ages ago – best thing i ever did #DeleteFacebook
— Christopher Clayton (@Chris_Clayton20) March 20, 2018
— Sonia (@Mummy_loves) March 20, 2018
We also interviewed people in Nottingham city centre to find out what they think about Facebook.
Sally Anderson, 45, from Nottingham, said: “I’ll be keeping my account because most of my personal details aren’t accurate anyway.
“I prepared to defend myself and only really use Facebook to message anyway.”
Julio Camargo, 65, from Thorneywood, took a less forgiving approach: “I think what they’ve done is disgusting. They should be put in prison.
“This information is supposed to be private, they are stealing people’s identities by doing this.”
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned by MPs to appear in front of a select committee over the use of its data by Cambridge Analytica.
Cambridge Analytica denies any wrongdoing.