Is it strength with Mark Zuckerberg?
Not according to Mark Hamill, best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies.
Hamill says he has renounced the social media giant because he has surrendered to the dark side, putting profits before “truthfulness.” Presidential elections of 2020, Facebook has been criticized by critics who say the company should do more to limit political ads that spread falsehoods.
Using the hashtag #PatriotismOverProfits, the Facebook rebel turned to Twitter to announce the news, linking to a news article about Facebook’s decision not to control erroneous information in political announcements. Twitter has banned political ads altogether.
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“I know this is a great” Who cares? “For the world in general, but I will sleep better at night,” Hamill tweeted.
Zuckerberg has defended Facebook’s free movement policy in political ads as a matter of freedom of expression.
“What I believe is that in a democracy it is really important that people can see for themselves what politicians say, so they can make their open judgments,” Zuckerberg said during a recent interview with “CBS This Morning.”
Several hundred Facebook employees noted their disagreement in a letter to Zuckerberg, asking him to reconsider.
Facebook’s product management director Rob Leathern said last week: “People should be able to listen to those who want to lead them, warts and all that, and that what they say should be analyzed and debated in public.”