Comedian Jim Carrey says he’s quitting Facebook, and he urged everyone else to follow suit — including encouraging investors to dump their Facebook stock.
Carrey sent out a tweet Tuesday using the hashtag #unfriendfacebook, explaining that Facebook “profited from Russian interference in our elections and they’re still not doing enough to stop it.”
You can see his tweet below.
CNBC reports that Carrey provided a statement saying: “We must encourage more oversight by the owners of these social media platforms. This easy access has to be more responsibly handled. What we need now are activist investors to send a message that responsible oversight is needed. What the world needs now is capitalism with a conscience.”
CNBC also quotes Carrey saying: “For a long time America enjoyed a geographical advantage in the world with oceans on both sides to protect it. 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. No wall is going to protect us from that.”
The CNBC report adds: “Facebook has admitted up to 126 million people saw Russian-bought ads intended to sway the 2016 U.S. election. The company has also said its algorithms recommended content created by Russian operatives. Initially CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the idea of Facebook impacting the elections was ‘crazy,’ but later apologized for dismissing the real concerns.”