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“So disappointed that Mark Zuckerberg values profit more than truthfulness that I’ve decided to delete my Facebook account. I know this is a big ‘who cares?’ for the world at large, but I’ll sleep better at night,” he wrote.
After public outrage about misinformation spread on the social media platform, Facebook released a statement last week about its ad policy. Basically, the company told people to figure it out themselves. Facebook announced that it would offer people an option to see fewer political ads, but the company would not be filtering misleading or incorrect content.
Most people supported Hamill’s decision. Several people tweeted back saying they have also deleted their Facebook accounts for similar motives.
“If Luke Skywalker aka Mark Hamill is deleting his Facebook account, so should you,” author Don Winslow wrote.
I did that about a year ago and have never looked back. Zuckerberg can kiss my ass.— George Hayduke 🆘️ (@GeorgeHayduke16) January 12, 2020
I deleted Facebook over a year ago.— 🇺🇸 DeeJ 🏳️🌈 Trump gotta go! (@PassTheSalty) January 12, 2020
Welcome to the...non-darkside?#DeleteFacebook
2day I did something VERY HARD 4 me.Facebook has helped me with my Charity, &there are amazing young Ppl there.I have a special friend (Lauren)who I Respect & Admire,but today I deleted my Facebook account .— Cher (@cher) March 21, 2018
I Love My🇺🇸🙏🏻.
I Believe....There are Things MORE”IMPORTANT”THAN💰💰
I didn’t realize there was one. Will do.— Buff Mage (@elonmusk) March 23, 2018
We are stepping away from Facebook pic.twitter.com/4yFIdk2eDE— Cooper Hefner (@cooperhefner) March 28, 2018
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Sierra Juarez is a freelance journalist and fact-checker based in Mexico. She most enjoys writing about human rights and politics and working in audience engagement. Her work has appeared in the Texas Tribune, the Austin American–Statesman, and the San Antonio Current.