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Is it time to delete Facebook?

With a federal election around the corner — and concerns surrounding the safety of Canadians' online data and, crucially, the security of democracy — some are wondering if Facebook is taking too big a bite out of their private life.

Ignoring subpeona, Zuckerberg, Sandberg were no-shows at Commons privacy & ethics committee meeting this week

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg could be held in contempt of Parliament if he doesn't testify, says Conservative MP. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters)
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg skipped a House of Commons's privacy and ethics committee meeting on data privacy and democracy this week.

That lead to calls for a temporary shutdown of the social media service by one former Facebook investor. Conservative MP Bob Zimmer says the pair could be held in contempt of Parliament if they ignore a subpeona to testify.

With a federal election around the corner — and concerns surrounding the safety of Canadians' online data and, crucially, the security of democracy — some are wondering if Facebook is taking too big a bite out of their private life.

Our question this week: Is it time to delete Facebook?

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