Jim Carrey Urges Users to Delete Facebook & Sell Stock ASAP!
Posted: 2:21 pm Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Comedian Jim Carrey is definitely not a fan of Facebook after the social network revelaed that it sold political ads to Russian-linked accounts between 2015 and 2017. Carrey posted the news that he is deleting Facebook via Twitter, as well as getting rid of his stock in the company & urged others to do the same, saying the company hasn’t learned from it’s past mistakes. Tech companies, including Facebook, have been under pressure to do more to combat misinformation in the wake of the 2016 US presidential election. Facebook, which has more than 2 billion monthly active users worldwide, has vowed to step up its efforts to protect election integrity. Aside from not learning from their mistakes, Carrey feels Facebook “profited from Russian interference in our elections.” Russian officials have denied meddling in the presidential election, but social media companies discovered Kremlin-linked accounts. Facebook found more than 3000 ads associated with IRA during this period, but claimed it didn’t know they had Russian ties when they were first purchased. Facebook isn’t the only social media site that displayed Russian-linked content. Last week, Twitter said it notified 1.4 million people in the United States who interacted with accounts connected to the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency during the 2016 presidential election season. “Now, social media has created cyber-bridges over which those who do not have our best interest in mind can cross and we are allowing it. “What we need now are activist investors to send a message that responsible oversight is needed,” he added. “What the world needs now is capitalism with a conscience.”