As Cambridge Analytica news broke through, outraging millions of people and churning #deleteFacebook campaign. Personally, there’s a lot to dislike about what happened there. But, I am not here to talk about that.
I don’t know why in our dev community people are talking about the doom of React and React Native if Facebook dies. Some are even leveraging this opportunity to say “Hey! Don’t use React native. It will die now with Facebook”.
Let’s consider that even if 1% of people even deleted their Facebook accounts, #deleteFacebook would be a huge campaign. Set that aside, check out this talk from Orta. Orta says that they will continue to support React native even if Facebook drops it. Given everything, it is highly unlikely that Facebook would go down, and behemoths of Silicon Valley like Airbnb and Dropbox would still fund/contribute towards evolution and development of React native in one way or another.
Just some thoughts on the status quo and the BS that spreads around :)