Playboy issued a press release on Tuesday night to announce its withdrawal from Facebook. It has disabled the Playboy accounts managed by Playboy Enterprises that directly affect some 25 million fans, according to the company. Playboy becomes the latest company to join the #DeleteFacebook call after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, peppered on Friday by Elon Musk's order to remove the Tesla and SpaceX pages from the social media monster of Zuckerberg.
While Playboy certainly does not possess the immense cultural influence it once had, the brand still has some prestige with a generation of older humans. You know, those who still use Facebook.
"Recent news about the alleged mismanagement of Facebook user data has solidified our decision to suspend our activity on the platform at this time," the statement said. "There are more than 25 million fans who interact with Playboy through our various Facebook pages, and we do not want to be complicit in exposing them to the reported practices."
It's worth noting that Playboy, SpaceX and Telsa, however, are still active on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook; a fact that many Facebook delegates seem happy to ignore.