Star Wars’ Mark Hamill deletes Facebook account over company’s political policies
Star Wars’ Mark Hamill tweeted Sunday night that he deleted his Facebook account. In the post, Hamill said he was disappointed that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg valued profit over truthfulness. Hamill linked an article from The New York Times that said the social media site had no plans to adjust its political policies.
Political campaigns can reportedly use Facebook to direct advertisements to certain sections of the electorate, but the site won’t police the integrity of the messages.
Ahead of Hamill’s tweet, Facebook posted a blog about transparency and control in political ads. Though some changes let users have a bit more control over the ads they see, it’s still possible for, and this is allowed by the social media site. Prior to Hamill’s tweet, publicly criticized the social media site’s policy as well.
Facebook didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.