Neil Young Leaving Facebook Because Of “False Information” To The Public
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He’s Fed Up
Neil Young is clearly not impressed with Facebook. Back in October, Young already expressed his dissatisfaction with the social media platform by writing: “FB gives you more than you want and it’s not all good. A lot of it is very bad misinformation about political campaigns and ads that are outright falsehoods.”
And now it seems like he’s had enough. In a recent post on his Neil Young Archives website, he announced that he would be “discontinuing use” of his Facebook page. The full statement is as follows:
“Facebook is facing criticism for sponsoring the annual gala dinner of the Federalist Society, the powerful right wing organization behind the nomination of the conservative supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh.
This turn of events, in addition to the false information supplied to the public on Facebook, with its knowledge, has caused us to re-evaluate and change our use policy.
I don’t feel that a social site should be making obvious commitments to one side of politics or the other. It further confuses readers regarding truthfulness in coverage and message.
NYA, no longer interested in further links with Facebook, will be discontinuing use.
We apologize any inconvenience this may cause to you.
Facebook was a gold circle sponsor of the 2019 National Lawyers Convention in Washington where Kavanaugh served as a keynote speaker.