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Mark Hamill quits Facebook, accuses Zuckerberg of valuing profit over truthfulness

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Melba Vasquez | 17 January, 2020, 19:41

You will no longer find Star Wars " Mark Hamill on Facebook, since he has now deleted his account.

Following a September ruling that politicians are "exempt" from third-party fact checking, the social network last week announced changes to its political ad system. Others further questioned whether it was Facebook's responsibility to even censor untrue political ads in the first place. "I know this is a big "Who Cares?" for the world at large, but I'll sleep better at night", the Star Wars actor explained in his post on Twitter.

Hamill is the latest celebrity to condemn Facebook's actions: Sacha Baron Cohen in November penned an op-ed on social media site regulation for The Washington Post.

As a final point regarding Facebook's stance on political ads, the company, at the very least, will grant users the ability to see fewer political ads if they so choose.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign team called the announcement "more window dressing" used to justify "their decision to allow paid misinformation". Twitter has completely banned political ads, while Google has said it would remove political ads that include false statements. This is about paying for reach.

The company has previously stated that it should not be up to corporations to hinder political speech.

"Still, it's a pretty major oversight and seems to undermine Hamill's criticism that Facebook should value "#PatriotismOverProfits".

Should it be up to governments to regulate rather than social media companies?

The company, led by Mark Zuckerberg, announced that all political advertisements on the platform would be allowed because it is part of freedom of expression.

"If a neo-Nazi comes goose-stepping into a restaurant and starts threatening other customers and saying he wants to kill Jews, would the restaurant owner be required to serve him an elegant eight-course meal?"

His followers supported the decision to delete Facebook.

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