Playboy announced its intention to deactivate its Facebook accounts and leave the social network amid escalating concerns about the platform’s mismanagement of user data. The publisher said the decision follows the difficulty it has felt for years to express its “values” on Facebook, due to the platform’s policy on prohibiting nudity. “While that has challenged our business objectives and the ability to reach our audience in an authentic way, the recent news about Facebook’s alleged mismanagement of users’ data has solidified our decision to suspend our activity on the platform at this time,” the company said in a statement Wednesday. “There are more than 25 million fans who engage with Playboy via our various Facebook pages and we do not want to be complicit in exposing them to the reported practices.” Continue reading at

Source: AdAge Digital Now Playboy deletes its Facebook account, citing values