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Mark Hamill deletes his Facebook and roasts Mark Zuckerberg

The decision comes after Facebook announced it would allow political ads that contain lies.

Jan 13, 2020, 7:49 am*

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Star Wars actor Mark Hamill tweeted on Sunday that he would no longer use Facebook after the company announced that it would continue to allow political ads that contain lies.

“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.

Hamill is the latest in a stream of famous people and lawmakers speaking out against the company, which has been involved in several scandals since the election of President Donald Trump.

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*First Published: Jan 12, 2020, 7:26 pm