Is the force with Mark Zuckerberg?
Not according to Mark Hamill, best known for playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars movies.
Hamill says he left the social media giant because he turned to the dark side, putting profits ahead of "truth". Presidential Election 2020Facebook has been criticized by critics who say the company should do more to limit political ads that spread falsehoods.
Using the hashtag #PatriotismOverProfits, the Facebook rebel turned to Twitter to announce the news, linking to an article about Facebook's decision not to police wrong information in political ads. Twitter has completely banned political ads.
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"I know this is a big one." Who cares? "To the world at large, but I'll sleep better at night," Hamill tweeted.
Zuckerberg defended Facebook's freewheeling policy on political ads for the sake of freedom of expression.
"What I believe is that in a democracy it is really important that people can see for themselves what politicians are saying so they can make their judgments open," Zuckerberg said during a speech. Recent interview with "CBS This Morning".
Several hundred Facebook employees noted their disagreement in a letter to Zuckerberg asking him to reconsider.
Facebook product management director Rob Leathern said last week: "People should be able to hear who wants to lead them, warts and everything, and what they say should be examined and debated in public."