Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in several films of “The Wars” deleted his Facebook account after the social networking giant said it would not verify political advertising.
Hamill tweeted his decision Sunday night, with a link to an article in The New York Times that reports that Facebook will not “monitor the veracity” of political announcements.
“I’m so disappointed that #MarkZuckerberg values profits more than the truth that I decided to delete my account @facebook. I know this is a big” Who cares? “For the world in general, but I will sleep better at night.” Hamill wrote.
On January 9, Facebook announced several new updates in a blog of “increasing the level of transparency” political advertising around the face of intense scrutiny of Congress. But unlike Twitter, which has a total ban on political ads, and Google, which has limited the orientation of such ads, Facebook does not block them. Instead, he wants political ads to be regulated and said in his blog that politicians must abide by their community norms.
Hamill has often expressed political opinions on Twitter, tweeting “I like his speeches with all the words removed much better,” on January 8, along with a video of President Donald Trump, and mocking a 2017 new year tweet for the President with a recording of himself reading his words in the Joker’s voice. He also said he will vote to elect a Democratic president in this year’s elections, regardless of who the candidate is.
In October, Facebook refused to remove an announcement of the re-election campaign President Donald Trump which included a statement about the campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden that had not been supported by evidence. in a
obtained by The New York Times and CNN, Facebook said it would not be done to review political ads because of its belief in freedom of expression.